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Core Courses

Robotics Institute Core Courses:

Artificial Intelligence

  • Search and Problem Solving
  • AI Languages and System
  • Representation of Knowledge
  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Perception
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Machine Learning
  • Expert Systems and Knowledge Engineering
  • Planning and Automatic Programming
  • Architecture and Control


  • Planning and Control
  • Dynamics and Kinematics
  • Vision
  • Signal Understanding
  • Robot Architectures
  • Robot Programming and Languages

The format of each of these will be a course with a series of graded tasks, plus a comprehensive final.

Business School Core Courses:

Management and Control of Manufacturing Systems

  • Hierarchical Production Planning and Inventory
  • Materials Resource Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Sequencing and Scheduling
  • Just-In-Time, Kanban, and Japanese Approaches to Manufacturing
  • Quality, Capacity, and Design Issues in Manufacturing

Automated and Flexible Manufacturing Systems

  • Strategy, Productivity Measures and Flexibility
  • Multi-level Production, Planning, Scheduling and Control for Flexible Systems
  • Real-time Dispatch, Scheduling, and Control
  • Petri nets and PLSs (Programmable Logic Controllers)
  • Design of FMSs: Performance Evaluation and Queuing Models

Stochastic Decision Models and Optimization

  • Stochastic Processes and Decision Models
  • Optimization, Mathematical Programming, and Network Flows

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