Schedule

(Subject to change)

Week Tuesday Thursday
1
8/30-9/5

Intro to Engineering / Artifacts / resumes
Brainstorming

lecture 1 notes

"Intro to PC" Lab /
Begin Your Web Page

Resume is due

list of student helpers

2
9/6-9/12

Intro to the Galumphing Robot Project

ASCE, ASME, IEEE, SWE, NSBE, SSE

 lecture 2 notes

Machine Shop 1 (and servo controller)
Assignment 1 (Initial web Page) is due
TennisBall Shotput

3
9/13-9/19

Intro to Matlab: Matlab Reference Summary (.doc file)

Arrays / Matlab Ref 1

lecture 3 notes and Matlab examples

Machine Shop 2 and Robot Assembly


Matlab 1 tutorial

Reading responses and tennis ball shotput on website due

4
9/20-9/26

More on Matlab: transformations, functions, and serial communication  

lecture 4 notes and Matlab examples

data acquisition in Matlab

Matlab  2
Matlab 1 is due
5
9/27-10/3

Nancy Burkett, Director of Career Services

lecture 5 notes

Learning Styles and Engineering courses

please take the survey and save your results

Matlab 3 

Matlab 2 is due

5
10/4-10/7

Prof. Tali Moreshet - Computer Engineering and computer architecture

lecture 6 notes
 
Examples of string manipulation in Matlab

work on Matlab 3 and getting robot to move

Matlab 3 is due

10/7-10/17
Fall Break...
Relax!

6
10/18-10/24

 Engineering Ethics

lecture 7 notes

Kinematics of robotic arm

Matlab 4

7

10/25-10/31

Youngmoo Kim '93 - Music Information Processing

lecture 8 notes

Robotics and Aritificial Neural Nets

Work on Robot

8
11/1-11/7

 

More on Genetic Algorithms

Work on Robot

9
11/8-11/14

Emery Ku '05 - Hearing with Ears and Optical Fibers

More on Genetic Algorithms

Work on Robot

Matlab 4 is due

10
11/15-11/21

Matt Zucker, Computer Engineering/Robotics

Robot Races: Groups B&C, Groups A

Work on Robot Tag 

Matlab Robot Crawling Code is due

11
11/23-11/24

(Thanksgiving)

Prof. Erik Cheever - Bio and Electrical Engineering

lecture 12 notes

Robot tag, digital input/output

Thanksgiving: No lab!

12
11/29-12/5

Prof. Lynne Molter - Electrical Engineering/Optics

final Robot Tag instructions

Work on robot project

Ethics assignment due

13
12/6


(Last Tuesday uses Thursday Schedule but everyone should come to Hicks Mural Room at 11:20 am if possible)

Robot Tag Game (in class)

please fill out on-line course review

Final website due 12/20/11


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Carr Everbach
Engineering Department
Swarthmore College