Notes and Reading - Lecture #1

Lecture #1 was an introduction to the course and robotics in general.


Notes are available in two formats:


The lecture was based on chapter 1 of the textbook. If you have a copy of the textbook, you could take a look at the chapter, though it doesn't really have much information in it.

Here are two papers that are worth taking a look at.

T. Niemueller and S. Widyadharma, ``Artificial Intelligence - An Introduction to Robotics'', proseminar Artificial Intelligence, 2003.
gives an introduction to basic concepts in robotics from the perspective of artificial intelligence, and:
W. Burgard, A. B. Cremers, D. Fox, D. Haehnel, G. Lakemeyer , D. Schulz, W. Steiner, and S. Thrun, ``The Interactive Museum Tour-Guide Robot'', Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98), Madison, Wisconsin, 1998.
which describes how a specific robot project (which is now a little out of date, but which was ground-breaking in its time), solves the problems we discussed in class.