Prof. Edwin Olson's Classes

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I'm a firm believer in hands-on projects that are motiviated by real-world problems. This leads me to include substantial projects in most of my classes. I also think that students learn a great deal by working on a team, so these projects are typically done in small groups.

Most of the robotics classes I teach involve a fair amount of probability, linear algebra, and (of course) programming. When these courses are not pre-requisites, we'll do a brief crash course, but we won't dumb the material down to avoid that material. So, if you're a bit rusty, I highly recommend reviewing before the term begins. For Linear Algebra, I highly recommend Gil Strang's Linear Algebra videos.

I have also been experimenting with introductory computer programming classes (EECS280), offering special sections that use a more "bottom-up" approach and more application-oriented programming activities.


2016-2017

On leave

2015-2016

EECS280x W16, Programming and Introductory Data Structures, Lecture Recordings

EECS280x F15, Programming and Introductory Data Structures

2014-2015

On sabbatical

2013-2014

EECS467 W14, Autonomous Robotics Laboratory (wiki, apps)

EECS598 F13, Autonomous Automobiles (website)

2012-2013

EECS498 W13, Autonomous Robotics Laboratory (wiki, apps)

EECS568 F12, Mobile Robotics: Methods and Algorithms (wiki, apps)

2011-2012

EECS498 W12, Autonomous Robotics Laboratory (wiki, apps)

EECS568 F11, Mobile Robotics: Methods and Algorithms (wiki, apps)

2010-2011

EECS492 W11, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (wiki, apps)

EECS598 F10, Multi-Robot Autonomous Systems

2009-2010

EECS492 W10, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (wiki)

EECS498 F09, Autonomous Robotics Laboratory (wiki)

2008-2009

EECS598 W09, Algorithms for Robotics

EECS492 F08, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence