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16-890: Robot Cognition for Manipulation

Spring 2023


Chris Atkeson,

Mrinal Verghese,


Tuesday, Thursday 7:00-8:20pm


Newell-Simon Hall 3002 Zoom


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Course Description:

This seminar course will cover a mixture of modern and classical methods for robot cognition. We will review papers related to task planning and control using both symbolic and numeric methods. The goal of this course is to give students an overview of the current state of research on robot cognition.

Areas of Interest:

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Representations and Abstractions

Planning and Reasoning

External Knowledge

Prior Experiences


Topics of Interest:

Here are some of the topics we would like to cover in this class, feel free to suggest further topics for discussion!