We prefer to run this course paper-free. All
assignments should be turned in electronically.
The Warm-Up Project Assignment
The goal of the warm-up project assignment is to provide you with
the opportunity to familiarize yourself with sensor data and
write your first probabilistic estimation algorithm. There are
highly related research project opportunities that use similar data.
You have to propose a small research project using robot or image data and,
optionally, physical robots. The research project has to involve an
implementation using real-world data, and a statistical algorithm that
should be a variant of the algorithms covered in class. To successfully
pass this requirement, you have to submit a written proposal for
approval by the instructors. You also have to submit a final project
report, which has to address (1) the problem you solved, (2) the
statistical technique including its mathematical derivation, and (3)
experimental results you obtained using your approach. Ideally, the
project covers interesting new ground and might be the basis for a
future conference paper submission. Consult with the instructor for
identifying interesting and doable research projects.
Snippets: Every week you must report progress on your project.
We will review this progress and send you comments and suggestions. Your
snippets will be public to the class, and so will our comments. See policies
All project snippets and the final report will be publicly available.