Unmanned & Autonomous Vehicle Sys

This course provides an overview of theory and practice of unmanned and autonomous vehicle systems, including hardware, software, command, control, and communication (C3) structures of mobile robotic systems development. Topics include an overview of platforms (including land, air, marine, and space platforms), actuators and motion control, sensors and perception (including GPS, inertial, magnetic, active ranging, computer vision, photo detectors, and encoders), planning and navigation (including reactive, deliberative, and hybrid approaches to autonomy). Case studies, readings from current literature, and guest lectures present best practices in the field. The course includes a microprocessor-based project. Prerequisite: None. (3)

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