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.