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Introduction to Cognitive Robotics


This course is published by David Vernon in 2020. The courseĀ "covers both the essentials of classical robotics (mobile robots, robot arms for manipulation, and robot vision) and the principles of cognition (cognitive architectures, learning and development, prospection, memory, knowledge representation, internal simulation, and meta-cognition).

It brings these components together by working through some recent advances in robotics for everyday activities, and by including practical and detailed material based on the CRAM (Cognitive Robot Abstract Machine) cognitive architecture, incorporating the KnowRob knowledge base, building on ROS (Robot Operating System) and exploiting functional, object-oriented, and logic programming to reason about and execute under-specified tasks in everyday activities.

The course emphasizes both theory and practice and makes use of physical robots and robot simulators for visual sensing and actuation." [David Vernon, 2020]