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  • I have frequently written about the need to decouple learning and credentials, so I love this approach to doing so from Brunel University. It fully decouples learning and credentials by offering ungraded study blocks (in North America the equivalent...
  • Dylan Oakes commented on a wiki page titled Unit 5: Robotic Control 1 – Feedback and Architectures November 24, 2022 - 8:59am
    Hey Mitch, awesome post. I had a good laugh at your response to the final Food For Thought where you spin the question to a Darwinian point of view.   I find your take on programming with voice quite interesting. I can't imagine a day not...
  • Jon Dron uploaded the file Slides from my ICEEL 22 Keynote, November 20, 2022 November 21, 2022 - 3:03pm
    Here are the slides (11.2MB PDF) from my opening keynote yesterday at the 6th International Conference on Education and E-Learning, held online, hosted this year in Japan. In it I discussed a few of the ideas and consequences of them from my...
  • Silas Clark created a wiki page Unit 11 November 18, 2022 - 8:30pm
    Chapter 19 A great deal of research has gone into understanding how rats navigate, since they are very good at it (so are ants, as we noted above, but their brains are much harder to study, being so small). Researchers have put rats into regular...
  • Silas Clark created a wiki page Unit 10 November 18, 2022 - 8:22pm
    Chapter 18 Besides wall-following, or following (servoing to some target), which is a natural behavior to produce via emergence, can you think of others you might want to implement this way? Flocking, as described in the textbook, is done in the...
  • Silas Clark created a wiki page Unit 9 November 18, 2022 - 8:05pm
    Chapter 17  Does it ever happen to you that you can’t decide between two options? What do you do? Theories from cognitive science and neurosciences say that human emotions are useful for helping us decide between similar options; there...
  • Silas Clark created a wiki page Unit 8 November 18, 2022 - 7:36pm
    Chapter 15 Is there an alternative to hybrid systems, or is that all there is in terms of intelligent, real-time robot behavior? Can you think of another way that a robot can be able to both think and react? Based on my current knowledge I would...
  • Silas Clark created a wiki page Unit 7 November 13, 2022 - 4:38pm
    Food For Thought   Chapter 13 Can you use deliberate control without having some internal representation? No, without internal representation there is no way we would be able to do things as we plan in our head. Before we ever do anything...
  • Dylan Oakes commented on a wiki page titled Silas Clark's COMP 444 Weblog November 10, 2022 - 10:10am
    Hi Silas, Hope you're enjoying the course so far. I felt the exact same way when I was opening the SparkFun Inventor's Kit. It felt rather familiar from previous experience playing with some of the LEGO Mindstorms kit (though I never had a whole...
  • Mansimar Bhasin commented on the blog Troubleshooting Exercise 5A - Motor Basics November 7, 2022 - 4:37pm
    It took me a while to figure out about this exercise too. Make sure your robot is connected to the system. You need to open serial port by clicking on tools from the top-bar. Then write the command likef 50then press Ctrl+Enter to execute.  I...

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