The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

ECE 5914 Autonomous Systems Seminar | ECE | Virginia Tech

Graduate PROGRAMS

Course Information

Description

Weekly technical presentations from local and visiting scholars on current topics related to the theory, design and development, and application of autonomous vehicle systems

Why take this course?

This course provides an important opportunity for graduate students to learn about recent developments in the theory, design and development, and application of autonomous vehicle systems outside of their own research groups.

Prerequisites

Graduate Standing

Major Measurable Learning Objectives

  • Critically evaluate technical contributions presented by experts in the field of autonomous systems
  • Identify current gaps in the theory and technology of autonomous systems and describe their significance
  • Recognize trends in the recent theoretical and technological advances that support autonomous systems

Course Topics

Topic

Percentage of Course

1. Recent developments in autonomous systems theory: Guidance and control theory 20%
* Perception (estimation theory, sensor data fusion, navigation) 20%
* Mathematical modeling 20%
2. Recent developments in autonomous system design: Systems engineering principles, design optimization 20%
3. Current applications of autonomous systems: Compelling uses of autonomous systems for science, security, & commerce 20%