Special Topics in Software Engineering:

Introduction to Robotics

339.314 1KV Istenes Block

This course is a KV (combined course consisting of lectures and project work) in which students learn the basic of building and programming simple robots, using the LEGO Mindstorm Invention System.
The lectures present how to start to build and program mobile robots confronting real world robotics problems. The students work in groups of three and they have to build, program, document and present two robot projects. The first project is the creation of a simple line following robot, the second project will be determined during the lectures.


Prof. Dr. Zoltan Istenes, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest,


Date Time Room
Mo, 21.5.2007 15:00 - 18:00 T 711
Tu, 22.5.2007 15:00 - 18:00 T 711
We, 23.5.2007 15:00 - 18:00 T 711
Th, 24.5.2007 15:00 - 18:00 T 711
Fr, 25.5.2007 09:00 - 12:00 T 711


  • sensor calibration and accuracy
  • motor driving
  • computational power and memory constraints
  • basic fault tolerant and error recovery techniques
  • robot-robot and robot-computer communication
  • artificial intelligence techniques
  • agent technologies



It is suggested to read the following paper: http://quasar.inf.elte.hu/oktatas/intro_robotics