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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ROBOTICS I

CODE 104734
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 5 credits during the 1st year of 10635 ROBOTICS ENGINEERING (LM-32) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/05
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (ROBOTICS ENGINEERING )
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course introduces to the main themes of deductive-based Artificial Intelligence.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The goal of the course is to provide the foundations of knowledge-based intelligent autonomous agents.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course introduces the languages and the techniques through which intelligent agents can operate autonomously on a deductive basis. The aim of the course is to provide students with the capability of formalizing domains of interest in order to treat them in the context of autonomous intelligent agents, with specific reference to propositional logics, first-order logics, description logics, and automated planning languages. The main result is the student's ability to frame the problems in a formal way and abstract their main features in a specification which makes computationally feasible to implement autonomous agents.

PREREQUISITES

Some preliminary knowledge of combinatorics, algebra and theoretical computer science are useful for a better understanding of the course material.

TEACHING METHODS

Recorded lectures for the theory part;  practical sessions with the teacher to solve assigned exercises (possibly online)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Logical Agents: knowledge-based agents, logic, propositional logic (syntax, semantics, propositional knowledge bases, inference procedures, normal forms, resolution).

First-Order Logic: representation, syntax and semantics, knowledge engineering.

Inference in First-Order Logic: propositional vs. first-order inference, unification and lifting, resolution.

Knowledge representation: ontological engineering, categories and objects, events, reasoning systems for categories (semantic networks, description logics), reasoning with default information).

Classical Planning: definition, PDDL language, examples, planning as state-space search, planning graphs.

Planning in the real world: time, schedules and resources; hierarchical planning; planning and acting in nondeterministic domains.

Introduction to Reinforcement Learning: introduction, multi-armed bandits, finite markov decision processes, dynamic programming, Monte Carlo methods, Temporal-Difference learning, Planning and learning.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Stuart Russell, Peter Norvig - Artificial Intelligence, a Modern Approach (third edition) - Prentice Hall

Richard S. Sutton, Andrew G. Barto - Reinforcement Learning, an Introduction (second edition) - MIT Press

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ARMANDO TACCHELLA (President)

FULVIO MASTROGIOVANNI

RENATO UGO RAFFAELE ZACCARIA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Recorded lectures for the theory part;  practical sessions with the teacher to solve assigned exercises (possibly online)

LESSONS START

September 21st, 2020

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Test with open and closed questions.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Ability to formalize domain of practical interest and solve them using the techniques shown in the course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/01/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto JEMARO students must attend this exam on: January 11th, 2021
17/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto JEMARO students must attend this exam on: January 11th, 2021
11/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto JEMARO students must attend this exam on: January 11th, 2021
12/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto JEMARO students must attend this exam on: January 11th, 2021
13/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto JEMARO students must attend this exam on: January 11th, 2021