20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides a foundation in biologically inspired computing, artificial intelligence and robotics. It takes inspiration from aspects of biological systems from intelligence, cognition and behaviour down to cellular inspired computing. It covers behaviour-based theory and the basics of learning techniques for robot control as well as biological collective behaviour and self-organisation. The module has a particular emphasis on robotics research and Human Robot Interaction (HRI), which is key to the development of theories and methods that create interactions between AI systems and the world.

Staff Contact: Dr. D Walker & Prof. R Moore
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Notes: This unit forms part of an accredited degree programme

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Computer Science):

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