Course 'Design and Organisation of Autonomous Systems'

This is the information of year 2008

The project-sites of the previous years are 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.

The objective of the course 'Design and Organisation of Autonomous Systems' are


At the first day, we will give a small workshop with some background of the research that is related to the assignments. For a month, the students will work in small groups on a specific project assignment on one of our laboratory systems, closely supervised by one of our senior researchers.

Project assignment

The assignment will be a case study in designing and integrating a new algorithm in an existing autonomous system. During the project, the following aspects are important:


In 2008, we have the following assignments:


Three times plenair meetings will be scheduled. This schedule replaces the single event in the official schedule. More details will be explained at the kick-off meeting.

The kick-off meeting at Monday January 7th will have the following schedule:

time subject lecturer
11:00 -11:15 introduction to the DOAS project Frans Groen      
11:15 - 11:30 description of the project: Map exploration with an AirRobot Arnoud Visser
11:30 - 11:45 description of the project: Looking-at-people Michael Hoffman
11:45 -12:00 description of the project: Exploiting time-coherences for autonomous vehicle vision tasks Gijs Dubbelman
12:00 - 13:00 lunch  
13:00 - 14:00 state of the art in Airial Map exploration Arnoud Visser
14:00 - 15:00 state of the art in Looking-at-people Michael Hoffman
15:00 - 16:00 state of the art in Vision for autonomous vehicles Gijs Dubbelman
16:00 - 16:15 formation of the project groups  


The course was overall evaluated by the participants with as good to excellent.

Last updated November 6, 2008

o This web-page and the list of participants to this course is maintained by Arnoud Visser (arnoud@science.uva.nl)
Faculty of Science
Universiteit van Amsterdam

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