Sensors and Pattern Recognition Class
with Heather Knight
Date & Time
September 28, 2009, 7pm–10pm
September 30, 2009, 7pm–10pm
October 3, 2009, 12pm–4pm
October 5, 2009, 7pm–10pm
Machine Project
$225 for members
$250 for non-members

This class is a crash course in simple analog circuits and basic pattern recognition techniques.

You can use them for charismatic robots or intelligent machines (note: the emphasis will be on applications that improve peoples’ everyday lives rather than take over the world). You will learn how to select features, characterize interactions and train perception by separating data into training and testing sets.

Students will have access to demo code and keep handouts and kits. If there is enough interest, we may offer a followup advanced pattern recognition class in the future.

Prior experience with arduinos/microcontrollers encouraged; some experience with microcontrollers/Arduino and coding.

About the Instructor:

Heather’s background is the design of everyday robots, human-robot interaction (MIT) and space instrumentation (JPL). Get a sense of her previous work at www.marilynmonrobot.com.

Class 1
Monday, September 28, 7pm–10pm
Basic Sensors
with Heather Knight
Class 2
Wednesday, September 30, 7pm–10pm
Basic Pattern Recognition Techniques
with Heather Knight
Class 3
Saturday, October 3, 12pm–4pm
Apply your Knowledge: Rapidfire Project Challenge
with Heather Knight
Class 4
Monday, October 5, 7pm–10pm
Intermediate Pattern Recognition Techniques
with Heather Knight

Refund policy:
Please note, all class fees include a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $25 that will be deducted from your refund if you sign up for, then drop, a class. So, for example, if you sign up for Machine Sewing 101 and pay the $155 class fee, but then remember that you have trapeze school final exams that conflict with the Sewing class and shouldn’t have signed up after all, we will refund you $130 of your tuition payment.

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