Spring 2010

            Robot with MIT Talos (Photo by Kim Jackson)
RSS Robot (Spring 2009) with MIT Talos (Photo by Kim Jackson)

Robotics: Science
and Systems I

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6.141J/16.405J - RSS General Course Info


  • The Apr 5, 7, 12 and 14 design review dry runs and design reviews will all be held in 66-160 (which has a projector).

  • Note: Enrollment is limited. You must attend the first lecture and fill out an RSS questionnaire to get a spot in the class!

  • Meeting Times: MIT Catalog Listing
    • Lecture: MW (and occasional Fridays) 1 pm - 2pm, in 32-155;
    • Lab: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, in 38-530 (entered via 38-500)

  • Textbook (recommended): Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents) by Roland Siegwart, Illah R. Nourbakhsh
    (Available at MIT Press in Kendall Square for ~$44 (list is $55, student discount is 20% off list))

  • Previous Results:Video of the RSS Spring 2008 Challenge is available at http://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.141/spring2009/pub/challenge/video_RSS-Challenge-S08.mp4

  • Inspiration: highlights video from MASLab 2003 (wmv format)


  • We are grateful to the Dean of Engineering and the School of Engineering for their award of Educational Innovation funds in support of RSS.

  • We are grateful to Sun Microsystems for their donation of 10 Sun 1100Z Workstations and flat-panel displays for use in RSS!

  • We are grateful to the d'Arbeloff Foundation for its award of financial resources to support the development, assessment, and export to other schools of RSS.

  • We are grateful to Intel Corporation for their donation of powerful Latitude D620 notebook computers and for their financial support for other equipment used in RSS.

Thank you!

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RSS-Webmaster, Bryt Bradley