Open On-line Course — Delivered via YouTube and University of Edinburgh
This course is a free open-access learning experience which introduces artificial intelligence planning techniques and their applications. It comprises a 5 week course with up to 10 hours of lecture material. It is accessible at several levels of engagement from an "Awareness Level", through the core "Foundation Level", to a more involved Performance Level" requiring programming and other assignments. It was presented on the Coursera platform in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The course materials continue to be available via this web site.
The course aims to provide a foundation in artificial intelligence techniques for planning, with an overview of the wide spectrum of different problems and approaches, including their underlying theory and their applications.
What is AI Planning?
Summary of intended learning outcomes
The course may also be useful to provide a structured introduction to AI planning techniques for on-campus students taking related AI and knowledge-based systems courses, or undertaking projects which utilise AI planning concepts.
Automated Planning: Theory and Practice by M. Ghallab, D. Nau, and P. Traverso (Elsevier, ISBN 1-55860-856-7) 2004.
The course will adopt a framework describing:
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