WASP Autonomous Systems 2 HT18

Autonomous Systems II is the second WASP core course whose purpose is to give a broad understanding of the wide area of autonomous systems and the foundational knowledge in the topic areas required to understand and develop autonomous systems. It is the second of two 6hp course; the first course can be found here.


Taking part in the course

The whole world can read the content of these pages but only registered students can hand in assignments, i.e., actually follow the course. If you think that you should be registered contact your local WASP GS-AS representative and s/he will help you.

You log in using one of the following links (once you have the login information).

 General information about WASP and being a student can be found here.

Take a look at Course computer environment for instructions for how to set up your course computer environment.


Course setup

The course is divided into two modules :

  1. Learning and knowledge
  2. Interaction and collaboration

You will be involved in a few different learning activities in each module and the exact setup of the modules vary somewhat as the topics lend themselves to different activities. For each module there will be some self-study material divided into different sub-topics. This acts as a starting point for the topics covered in the module. If you already know some of the material you can skip that part of the material. Approximately in the middle of each module there is a two day meeting where everyone in the course gets together in one location and we have presentations related to the topics and other activities. You will get more out of the presentations if you have worked with the material before. Finally there are some examination assignments. These can be both individual and in meant for a group. The nature of them can be quite different as well. To support your work there will be local session at each university. At the local sessions, we will do our best to structure them so that information that everyone needs to get is dealt with first and also communicated in some form that allows those of you that cannot be there to get it. This means that lecture like components in the local sessions will be in the later part of the session where those that are already familiar with the material can leave. Ideally they stay though and share there knowledge and complement the picture painted by the person delivering a presentation. 

There are many students taking the course so we will have to be quite strict with the deadlines. The course is worth 6hp which corresponds to 4 weeks of full time work, i.e 160h, split roughly equally between the modules. Make sure to allocate time for the course. 

Course material

The material for the course is presented under the item "Modules" in the left hand side menu. 



The students are expected to have a background in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or similar. The students are expected to have the foundational mathematics found in most engineering programs and basic programming skills.

We also assume that you have set up a computer according to the instructions on this page

You'll find more information about and schedule for the local session in each of the modules overview pages (Overview - Learning and KnowledgeOverview - Interaction and Collaboration).

Course Summary:

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