Maja J Matarić
This is a list of courses I have taught. The ones I designed are
marked in bold.
Courses designed (in bold) and taught at USC:
150 Engineering Science and Systems: From Humans to Robots
I have designed a team-taught interdisciplinary freshman-level
hands-on all-engineering course that will use robotics as a tool and
topic to teach about integrated system design, biological roots to
perception, action, and autonomous behavior, system implementation,
debugging, and analysis, as well as teamwork. This course is
co-sponsored by the Viterbi School of Engineering and by the Provost's
Innovative Undergraduate Teaching. The innaugural semester was Fall 2007; the course is next being taught in Fall 2008. Provost's
CS 445 Introduction
to Robotics, a LEGO-kit-based hands-on lab course.
Primer by Maja J Matarić, MIT Press. Lab text: Robotic
Explorations by F. Martin.
I designed this course in 1998 and
taught it in the Fall of 1998, 1999, 2000 and Spring 2002 and
2006. The course received the 1999
Award from the USC
Center for Excellence in Teaching
Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching. Because of its
popularity, the course is now taught every semester, by a rotating
group of faculty and lecturers.
CS 584 Control and Learning in Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot
I designed this course and originally taught it
599 (see below).
I have taught this course annually, since
Spring 2000 (with the exceptions of fellowship teaching releases and
parental leaves). The course will be next taught in Fall 2007 or
CS 599 Perceiving and Controlling Humanoid Behavior.
designed and taught this course in Spring 2001.
CSCI 599 Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems.
designed this course and taught it in Spring 1998 and 1999.
course has evolved into
CS 584 (see above).
CSCI 460 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.
Intelligence, A Modern Approach - S. Russell and P. Norvig.
taught this course in Fall 1997.
Courses designed (in bold) and taught at Brandeis
COSI 215 Advanced Topics in AI: Analytical Methods
designed and taught this course in Spring 1997.
USEM 21a Social Behavior.
Texts: Evolution of
Cooperation - R. Axelrod, How Monkeys See the World - D. Cheney and
In the Shadow of Man - J. Goodall, You Just Don't
Understand - D. Tannen, The Anatomy of Love - H. Fisher.
I designed this fun course and taught it in Fall 1996, as part of the Bradeis Unviersity Seminar Program.
COSI 31b Structure and Interpretation of Computer
Text: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
- Sussman and Abelson. Taught in Spring 1996
COSI 113 Theory and Models of Autonomous Agents.
designed this course based on COSI 117 (see below) and taught it in
COSI 117 Autonomous Agents. I designed and taught this
course in Spring 1995.
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