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ECE 484 - Principles of Safe Autonomy

Last offered Spring 2024

Official Description

Introduces techniques for building autonomous systems such as autonomous cars, delivery drones, and manufacturing robots, and techniques for performing their safety analysis. Covers key algorithms and approaches in perception, modeling, motion planning, control, and safety analysis, with a view towards understanding their basic assumptions and performance guarantees. Also provides exposure to some of the state-of-the-art software tools for control, simulation, and analysis. Students will get experience through labs, programming assignments, and they will perform hands-on laboratory work on the Polaris GEM autonomous vehicle platform. Course material is distilled from recent research papers; thus, there is no required textbook. Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CS 124, ECE 220 or equivalent; ECE313, IE300, or STAT400. A course on data structures, algorithms, differential equations, and linear algebra is recommended.

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Subject Area

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Course Description

Introduces techniques for building autonomous systems such as autonomous cars, delivery drones, and manufacturing robots, and techniques for performing their safety analysis. Covers key algorithms and approaches in perception, modeling, motion planning, control, and safety analysis, with a view towards understanding their basic assumptions and performance guarantees. Also provides exposure to some of the state-of-the-art software tools for control, simulation, and analysis. Students will get experience through labs, programming assignments, and they will perform hands-on laboratory work on the Polaris GEM autonomous vehicle platform. Course material is distilled from recent research papers; thus, there is no required textbook.

Credit Hours

4 hours

Prerequisites

CS 124, ECE 220 or equivalent; ECE313, IE300, or STAT400. A course on data structures, algorithms, differential equations, and linear algebra is recommended.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Principles of Safe AutonomyAB176103LAB00900 - 0950 F  5072 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
Principles of Safe AutonomyAB276104LAB01000 - 1050 F  5072 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
Principles of Safe AutonomyAB376105LAB01100 - 1150 F  5072 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
Principles of Safe AutonomyAB476106LAB01200 - 1250 F  5072 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
Principles of Safe AutonomyAB576107LAB01300 - 1350 F  5072 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
Principles of Safe AutonomyAL173236LEC40930 - 1050 T R  3013 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg  Katie Driggs-Campbell