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### CMRoboBits: Creating an Intelligent AIBO Robot

This homework introduces students the material in the course. For the written component to the concept of human/robot interaction of this homework, students have to and learning on a real robot. The students manually calculate a posterior probability of program their AIBOs to play a guessing game the robot's position given a uniform prior distribution by which one player (either the human or the of robot poses in a grid world. AIBO) guesses a sequence of colored markers Mounting a Charging Station. Students use the that the other player (AIBO or human, respectively) object-detection code written in previous makes up ahead of time. The AIBO communicates homework assignments to find a colored bull'seye to the human by a predefined set of and tower beacon. These two landmarks allow the robot to compute the distance and orientation motions. When guessing the colored sequence, of a charging station. The robot needs the AIBO has to reason about the patterns of to search for and then climb onto the charging the colors as well as about the clues given to it station.

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Sony has provided a robot platform for research and development in physical agents, namely, fully autonomous legged robots. In this article, we describe our work using Sony's legged robots to participate at the RoboCup-98 legged robot demonstration and competition. Robotic soccer represents a challenging environment for research in systems with multiple robots that need to achieve concrete objectives, particularly in the presence of an adversary. Furthermore, RoboCup offers an excellent opportunity for robot entertainment. We introduce the RoboCup context and briefly present Sony's legged robot.

### Vision, Strategy, and Localization Using the Sony Robots at RoboCup-98

Sony has provided a robot platform for research and development in physical agents, namely, fully autonomous legged robots. In this article, we describe our work using Sony's legged robots to participate at the RoboCup-98 legged robot demonstration and competition. Robotic soccer represents a challenging environment for research in systems with multiple robots that need to achieve concrete objectives, particularly in the presence of an adversary. Furthermore, RoboCup offers an excellent opportunity for robot entertainment. We introduce the RoboCup context and briefly present Sony's legged robot. We developed a vision-based navigation and a Bayesian localization algorithm. Team strategy is achieved through predefined behaviors and learning by instruction.

### The Pyro Toolkit for AI and Robotics

This article introduces Pyro, an open-source Python robotics toolkit for exploring topics in AI and robotics. We present key abstractions that allow Pyro controllers to run unchanged on a variety of real and simulated robots. We demonstrate Pyro's use in a set of curricular modules. We then describe how Pyro can provide a smooth transition for the student from symbolic agents to real-world robots, which significantly reduces the cost of learning to use robots. Finally we show how Pyro has been successfully integrated into existing AI and robotics courses.

### The Pyro Toolkit for AI and Robotics

This article introduces Pyro, an open-source Python robotics toolkit for exploring topics in AI and robotics. We present key abstractions that allow Pyro controllers to run unchanged on a variety of real and simulated robots. We demonstrate Pyro's use in a set of curricular modules. We then describe how Pyro can provide a smooth transition for the student from symbolic agents to real-world robots, which significantly reduces the cost of learning to use robots. Finally we show how Pyro has been successfully integrated into existing AI and robotics courses.