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Yoky Matsuoka
CSE 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Computer Science and Engineering

Lectures, discussions, and possibly labs on topics of current interest in computer science and engineering not covered by other CSE undergraduate courses.

Class description

The field of Neurobotics lies at the intersection of robotics and medicine. It aims to build a robot-human closed loop system to alter the neural control of movement as a way to rehabilitate, assist, and enhance human motor control and learning capabilities. Typically, the primary target population is individuals with strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other injuries that inhibit daily activities. However, it could also target sports medicine, military, and entertainment applications. This course is an introductory design course in Neurobotics focusing on learning about human neural control of movement, using physiological signals as inputs, and controlling a mechanical device. Students will learn simple control laws, hands on experience and programming in controlling robots, and applying knowledge of human movements to move the robot. There is a design project competition at the end of quarter.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Matrix Algebra Differential equations (helpful but not required)

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Yoky Matsuoka
Date: 01/03/2007