From the course catalog:
This course covers advanced topics from the theory and practice of mobile robotics. Students will read, present and discuss papers from the current research literature. There will be a substantial programming project, in which students implement and test ideas from the current research literature on one of the department's research robot platforms. Prerequisites: CSE 550A and strong programming skills (preferably in C++).
Office Hours: by appointment
If you willfully misrepresent someone else's work as your own, you are guilty of cheating. Cheating, in any form, will not be tolerated in this class.
If you are guilty of cheating on any assignment or exam, you will be penalized the number of points that the assignment is worth. For example, if you are guilty of cheating on an assignment worth 10 points, your score on that assignment will be -10. If you copy from anyone in the class both parties will be penalized, regardless of which direction the information flowed. Two or more instances of cheating in the course will result in a grade of F for the class, and will be referred to the School of Engineering Discipline Committee.
We will follow the guidelines of the University Undergradate Academic Integrity Policy, but we reserve the right to make the final determination of what constitutes cheating for this class. If you suspect that you may be entering an ambiguous situation, it is your responsibility to clarify it before the professor or TAs detect it. If in doubt, please ask
You are also encouraged to look things up on the web. While there's a lot of information out there, there's also a lot of nonsense. You should always exercise caution before using anything you find on the web. You should never download and use code if you do not understand how it works. For several of the assignments, you will be asked to write code that you might reasonably find on the web. If you download and use code (even if you're just "inspired" by it, and don't use it character-for-character), you must tell us. Using someone else's code is fine, but if you do not tell us that you did it, you will be considered to have cheated, and will be subject to the integrity policy, above.
Knowledge Benchmarking Event 1 10% 7 March, 2012 Knowledge Benchmarking Event 2 10% Demo 1 20% by 30 March, 2012 Demo 2 20% by 13 April, 2012 Demo 3 20% by 27 April, 2012 Writeup and Final Presentation 10% 30 April, 2012 In-class updates 10% Total 100%
The usual 10% per day late penalty will apply for all work with a deadline.
Grades will be assigned in the class as follows:
A 85% and up B 75% and up C 65% and up D 50% and up F below 50%
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