This is a hand-on course exploring the principles of robotic autonomy. Students will explore the theoretical, algorithmic, and implementation aspects of autonomous robotic modeling and controls, perception, localization and SLAM, planning, and decision making. These techniques will be applied through completion of a semester- long hands-on project employing the course material, ground-based mobile robots, and Python. This course requires the purchase of a kit. Information will be provided by the department when permission is requested.