Assignments and Grading

Homework Assignments:
There will be 3 homework assignments in this course. The assignments consist of written parts as well as programming exercises on simulated robot mechanism and are due in or before class on the date indicated on the assignment. Solutions will be posted shortly after on the web page. Late assignments will not be accepted and extensions will only be granted in extreme situations. If you find yourself in such a situation and can not deliver a homework on time, immediately inform the instructor. Homework solutions must be your work only. Violations of this will not be tolerated and result in severe penalties for all parties involved.

For the 3 projects groups of 3-5 students will be formed. Each project will involve designing and programming of a real robot system to solve a given task. At the end of each project, the programmed robot system has to be presented and a project report describing the design decisions made has to be delivered. Again, no extensions are generally granted for projects. If for any reason you can not finish the project or deliver the report in time, inform the instructor as early as possible.

The exam is closed book, closed notes and will cover the materials until “Adaptation and Learning” with an emphasis on the more theoretical aspects. As in the case of homework extensions, a make-up exam will only be given in extreme situations. If for any such reason you can not attend the exam, inform the instructor.

CSE 5364:
For students enrolled in the graduate section CSE 5364 the homework assignments, as well as the exam will contain additional problems which are not required for students of CSE 4360.

At The University of Texas at Arlington, taking attendance is not required but attendance is a critical indicator in student success. Each faculty member is free to develop his or her own methods of evaluating students' academic performance, which includes establishing course-specific policies on attendance. As the instructor of this section, I strongly encourage class attendance. Note that you are responsible for any course content covered in class irrespective of it being in the class notes. However, while UT Arlington does not require instructors to take attendance in their courses, the U.S. Department of Education requires that the University have a mechanism in place to mark when Federal Student Aid recipients begin attendance in a course. UT Arlington instructors will report when students begin attendance in a course as part of the final grading process. Specifically, when assigning a student a grade of F, faculty report the last date a student attended their class based on evidence such as a test, participation in a class project or presentation, or an engagement online via Canvas. This date is reported to the Department of Education for federal financial aid recipients.

Grading Policy:
The final grade will be calculated using the following policy:

Homework Assignments 35 %
Group Project 1 20 %
Group Project 2 10 %
Final Project 25 %
Exam 10 %