Introduction

The NSF-REU Summer 1999 team was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through their Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. Dr. Bir Bhanu of the University of California administered the NSF-REU grant.

The NSF-REU Summer 1999 team consisted of six undergraduate students under the direction of Dr. Bhanu.

The NSF-REU Summer 1999 team:

The NSF-REU Summer 1999 team worked together at the Visualization and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (VISLab) of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside for eight consecutive weeks from June 21, 1999 to August 13, 1999.

The team was supported and assisted by the following VISLab personnel:

The NSF-REU Summer 1999 team was challenged with the design, fabrication, implementation, and testing of a real time system using computer vision and machine learning to demonstrate learning behavior in a miniature mobile robot.

Each team member was assigned an area of focus and each member was charged with design, fabrication, and implementation in their respective area of focus. The individual areas of focus were assigned as follows:

Within the eight-week time constraint, the team accomplished the design, fabrication, implementation, and preliminary testing of a real time system using computer vision and machine learning. Experiments utilizing the completed system to demonstrate learning behavior in a miniature mobile robot will be undertaken at a future time.

The author would like to thank the following people for their contributions: Pat Leang for graciously allowing the use of his photographs, Chris Cowden for his enthusiasm and understanding, and Dr. Bhanu for his support, guidance, and patience.

Mark Patterson January, 2000

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