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Robotics 101
Section: Engineering

Instructor
Name:Greg Tucker
Course Information
Course GUI:125
Section:Engineering
Department:Science
Institution:Charlotte Catholic High School
Created:Jul 4, 2012
Last Updated:Jul 4, 2012
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Course Description:

Online robotics course for CCHS Engineering Students

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Robotics Lab Introduction   03/06/13

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VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO THE LAB
Curriculum Information:
Module:   Virtual Robotics Lab ("Top-Down")
Component:  VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO THE LAB

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The Computer Metaphor   03/07/13

These readings supplement a discussion of the "computer metaphor" of the human mind and various computationalist and functionalist theories which it inspires.

Elements:

Introduction to Functionalism
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Module:   Functionalism: An Introduction
Component:  CURRICULUM MATERIALS
Item:  Introduction to Functionalism

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What is a computer?
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Module:  The Nature of Computers
Component:  CURRICULUM
Item:  What is a computer?

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Computer Types: Classical vs. Non-classical
Curriculum Information:
Module:  The Nature of Computers
Component:  CURRICULUM
Item:  Computer Types: Classical vs. Non-classical

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Machine Intelligence   

If mental states genuinely are "computational" in at least some meaningful sense, then it opens the door to the possibility that a machine running the proper program could be intelligent. Let's explore that possibility

Elements:

TURING TEST CURRICULUM (with hints)
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Module:  The Turing Test
Component:  TURING TEST CURRICULUM (with hints)

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Artificial Intelligence: Can a Machine Think? (Page 1)
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Module:   Artificial Intelligence: Can a Machine Think?
Component:  CURRICULUM MATERIALS
Item:  Artificial Intelligence: Can a Machine Think? (Page 1)

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Artificial Intelligence: Can a Machine Think? (Page 2)
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Module:   Artificial Intelligence: Can a Machine Think?
Component:  CURRICULUM MATERIALS
Item:  Artificial Intelligence: Can a Machine Think? (Page 2)

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Artificial Intelligence: Classical   

A brief introduction to classical AI programming.

Elements:

Robots that Reason
Curriculum Information:
Module:   Robots: Digital & Analog
Component:  CURRICULUM
Item:  Robots that Reason

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Robots Using Symbols
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Module:   Robots: Digital & Analog
Component:  CURRICULUM
Item:  Robots Using Symbols

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Introduction to Chain Codes
Curriculum Information:
Module:   Chain Codes: An Introduction
Component:  CURRICULUM MATERIALS
Item:  Introduction to Chain Codes

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Building a Machine that Can See
Curriculum Information:
Module:   Computer Programs that Can See
Component:  Computer Programs that Can See
Item:  Building a Machine that Can See

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ProtoThinker: A Model of the Mind
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Module:   ProtoThinker: A Model of the Mind

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Artificial Intelligence: Connectionism   

An introduction to artificial neural networks that seek to replicate the kind of connectionist networks found in the millions of neurons in the human brain.

Elements:

CURRICULUM MATERIALS
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Module:   Connectionism: An Introduction
Component:  CURRICULUM MATERIALS

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Computer Programs that Can See
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Module:   Computer Programs that Can See
Component:  Computer Programs that Can See
Item:  Computer Programs that Can See

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Connectionist Networks that Can See
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Module:   Computer Programs that Can See
Component:  Computer Programs that Can See
Item:  Connectionist Networks that Can See

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