Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI944
Subject Name Perception and Planning
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites nil
Co-Requisites nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignments 60% exam 40%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 50
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Koren Ward
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Koren Ward
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject explores ways in which a robot can combine data from variety of sensors to create or update a model of its environment, and then use this model to infer the consequences of proposed actions. The subject will cover the use of internal sensors, such as those measuring odometry and location, and external sensors including those for touch, vision, and range finding.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe the sensors used for navigation of a mobile robot.
2. Understand the process of perception for robot sensing and navigation.
3. Design a software architecture for perception using behavioural, fuzzy logic and learning technique.
4. Select appropriate data structure and algorithms for path planning.


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