• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–10 hours per week
  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

  1. Basic programming experience in C or C++ and knowledge of underlying processor and memory abstractions
  2. High-school physics and mathematics
  3. Access to a relatively up-to-date computer running Windows (Windows XP SP3 and above, through Windows 8)

About this course

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EECS149.1x introduces students to the design and analysis of cyber-physical systems --- computational systems that are integrated with physical processes. Applications of such systems include medical devices and systems, consumer electronics, toys and games, assisted living, traffic control and safety, automotive systems, process control, energy management and conservation, environmental control, aircraft control systems, communications systems, instrumentation, critical infrastructure control (electric power, water resources, and communications systems for example), robotics and distributed robotics (telepresence, telemedicine), defense systems, manufacturing, and smart structures.

A major theme of the course is on the interplay of practical design with formal models of systems, including both software components and physical dynamics. A major emphasis will be on building high confidence systems with real-time and concurrent behaviors. Students will apply concepts learned in lectures to programming a robotic controller in a specially-designed virtual laboratory environment with built-in automatic grading and feedback mechanisms.

This edX course is an online adaptation of the UC Berkeley undergraduate course EECS 149, covering a subset of topics that are especially relevant for the lab component of that class.

What you'll learn

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  • Gain an understanding of the design and analysis of computational systems that are integrated with physical processes
  • How to build high-confidence systems with real-time and concurrent behaviors
  • How to program a robotic controller in a virtual laboratory environment