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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Foundations of Cognitive Robotics

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


With the rapidly advancing process of inclusion of robots from Industry to the Social Arena, the functional requirement of the robots and corresponding human expectations have increased tremendously. However, in order to fully comprehend the complexities of such robot design, one needs to possess an over-all idea of the field. The objective of this course is to introduce students, researchers to this new field of robotics with the help of illustrative models, facts and relevant theories. The course has been designed by carefully maintaining a balance between biology, engineering and control system design so that it can attract a broad group of people interested in the interdisciplinary field. INTENDED AUDIENCE :Students and industry expertsPREREQUISITES : School level science coursesINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Robotics Industry, Neuroscientists, Psychologists, Research scholars in the field of Social Robots


Week 1: Introduction
Module 1: Introduction to Cognitive robotics and Human Robot Interaction
Module 2: Smart materials-I
Module 3: Smart materials-II
Module 4: Smart materials-IIIWeek 2: Brain physiology and neural signal transmission
Module 1: Architecture of the Brain
Module 2:Architecture of the Brain (Contd.)
Module 3: Nerve cells
Week 3: Neural modeling
Module 1:Introduction to Synchronization Models Module 2: Synchronization Models (Contd.) Module 3:Electroencephalography (EEG)Week 4: Intelligence architecture
Module 1: Theories of Intelligence-I
Module 2: Theories of Intelligence-II
Module 3:Kuramoto Model
Module 4: Child-Robot Interaction

Taught by

Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya

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