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University of Florida 9/2/10 A. Antonio Arroyo, PhD Department of ECE EEL 4665/5666: Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory Eric M. Schwartz, PhD 1 University of Florida Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Fall Semester 2010 EEL 4665/5666: INTELLIGENT MACHINES DESIGN LABORATORY (IMDL) Instructors: A. Antonio Arroyo, 338 MAE-B, {[email protected]}, 392-2639 Eric M. Schwartz, 321 MAE-B, {[email protected]}, 392-2541 Teaching Assistants: Mike Pridgen, {[email protected]}, 850-819-7995 Tim Martin, {[email protected]}, 321-591-7530 Ryan Stevens, {[email protected]}, 321-514-6485 Devin Hughes, {[email protected]}, 352-274-2543 Thomas Vermeer, {[email protected]}, 727-742-9516 Web Site: http://www.mil.ufl.edu/imdl/ Mailing List: eel5666 @mil.ufl.edu. You must turn in your e-mail address on the 1 st class day! Announcements Labs meet in NSC407. See the Fall2010 Lab Schedule in class and the Web. You must attend a minimum of 1 lab per week and should attend a minimum two lab periods weekly. Make sure you take note of the important dates and deadlines. For example, you must have your electronic board(s) ordered by 8/30/10, the board(s) built & tested by 9/7/10. Weekly reports are due every Thursday in class, starting 8/26/09. Your robot must have a special system/sensor {not IR, CdS cells or bump}. You will report on this system in October. You must use computer-driven presentations (PowerPoint or equivalent). Your weekly design reviews will be in class probably on Thursdays Check your email and the web site daily!!! Much information is distributed electronically. Your robot must have LCD feedback during robot development or approval of some other kind of feedback. You must create, maintain and update your own IMDL website posting your weekly and progress reports as appropriate. Reading List You will want to pay close attention to the hardware and software hints in reference [1] and [2]. Many of your questions can be answered there. References [2] and [3] provide a sense of the new, reality based, machine intelligence and robotics. Read [3] as bedtime stories to inspire and direct your own discovery and implementation of an intelligent robot. [1] Fred Martin, The 6.270 Robot Builder's Guide , MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1992. [2] Joseph Jones, Bruce Seiger& Anita Flynn, Mobile Robots: Inspiration to Implementation , 2nd edition, A.K. Peters Publishers, Natick, MA, 1998. [3] Kevin Kelly, Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World , Addison Wesley, April 1995. ISBN 0201483408
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University of Florida 9/2/10 A. Antonio Arroyo, PhD Department of ECE EEL 4665/5666: Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory Eric M. Schwartz, PhD 2 Course Options 1. Design, build, and program an autonomous mobile robot using kit parts combined with novel circuits and mechanics of your design. 2.
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