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Swayam Central

Foundations of Cognitive Robotics

By Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya   |   IIT Kanpur
With the rapidly advancing process of inclusion of robots from Industry to the Social Arena, the functional requirement of the robots and corresponding human expectations have increased tremendously. However, in order to fully comprehend the complexities of such robot design, one needs to possess an over-all idea of the field. The objective of this course is to introduce students, researchers to this new field of robotics with the help of illustrative models, facts and relevant theories. The course has been designed by carefully maintaining a balance between biology, engineering and control system design so that it can attract a broad group of people interested in the interdisciplinary field.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
None
PREREQUISITES : School level science courses and desire to expand horizon of knowledge
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT     : Robotics Industry, Neuroscientists, Psychologists, Research scholars in the field of Social Robots

Learners enrolled: 1171

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 14 Aug 2020
Exam Date : 27 Sep 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1:Neural Signaling & Sensory System
          Module 1:Introduction: Anatomy of human brain, Robot and Human Robot Interaction
          Module 2:Mechanisms of neural excitability and propagation: Classical Model
          Module 3:New Concepts in Axonal Excitation
          Module 4:Functioning of Sensory system
    Week 2:Intelligence, Thinking, Artificial Intelligence and Theory of Intelligence
          Module 1:Thinking, Cognition, and Intelligence
          Module 2:Defining Intelligence - Embodiment and Its Implications
          Module 3:Role of Neuroscience and Bio robotics
          Module 4:Synthetic Methodology for Intelligence
    Week 3: Intelligent System Design and Cognition Development
           Module 1:Properties of Complete Agents
           Module 2:Agent Design Principle
           Module 3:Developmental Robot Design
           Module 4:Matching brain and Body Dynamics
    Week 4:Control of Intelligent Systems- AI based Approach
           Module 1:Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)
           Module 2:Fuzzy Logic
           Module 3:Genetic Algorithms and Other Nature Inspired Methods
           Module 4:Optimal Control using ANN

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Neuroscience, edited by Dale Purves, et al., published by Sinauer Associates.
    2. How the body shapes the way we think-A New View of Intelligence, by Rolf Pfeifer and Josh Bongard, MIT Press.
    3. Control Systems: Classical, Modern, and AI-Based Approaches, by Jitendra R. Raol, Ramakalyan Ayyagari, CRC Press.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya

    IIT Kanpur
    Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and currently heading the Cognitive Science programme, IIT Kanpur. His research interest primarily lies in vibration control, structural health monitoring, energy harvesting system, intelligent system design and Child-Reconfigurable Robot Interaction.He is the coordinator of Space Technology Cell, IIT Kanpur and head of the SMSS (Smart Materials, Structures and Systems) Laboratory.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    •The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams:27 September 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75.
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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