Prof. Matarić designed this team-taught interdisciplinary freshman-level hands-on all-engineering course that uses 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 Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching. The innaugural semester was Fall 2007. This course received the Provost's Innovative Teaching Award and was taught for three semesters.
CS 445 Introduction to Robotics
LEGO-kit-based hands-on lab course
This course was designed by Prof. Matarić in 1998 and taught by her 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.
This course was designed and taught by Prof. Matarić originally as CSCI 599 (see below). She taught this course annually Spring 2000-2006 (with the exceptions of fellowship teaching releases and parental leaves).
This course was originally taught as CSCI 599 (see below). This course is taught annually, since Spring 2000 (with the exceptions of fellowship teaching releases and parental leaves).
Designed and taught by Prof. Matarić in Spring 2001.
Prof. Matarić taught this course in Spring 1998 and 1999. The course evolved into CS 584 (see above).
Taught by Prof. Matarić in Fall 1997.
Artificial Intelligence, A Modern Approach by S. Russell and P. Norvig.
COSI 215 Advanced Topics in AI: Analytical Methods
Designed and taught by Prof. Matarć in Spring 1997.
USEM 21a Social Behavior
Prof. Matarć designed this fun course and taught it in Fall 1996, as part of the Bradeis Unviersity Seminar Program.
Evolution of Cooperation by R. Axelrod
How Monkeys See the World by D. Cheney and R. Seyfarth
In the Shadow of Man by J. Goodall
You Just Don't Understand by D. Tannen
The Anatomy of Love by H. Fisher
COSI 31b Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Taught by Prof. Matarić in Spring 1996.
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Sussman and Abelson
COSI 113 Theory and Models of Autonomous Agents
Prof. Matarć designed this course based on COSI 117 (see below) and taught it in Fall 1995.
COSI 117 Autonomous Agents
Designed and taught by Prof. Matarć in Spring 1995.