ECE 3400

Intelligent Physical Systems

Welcome to ECE 3400; a class where students learn to tie the fundamental principles of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) across virtual and physical boundaries to create autonomous robots able to perceive, reason about, and act upon their environment. Specifically, in teams of 4, students will design and fabricate a robot able to navigate and map out a maze with treasures in the shortest possible time. Please find the main course webpage here.


All the 2017 teams did an amazing job, and all of their hard work is documented online. Here is a collection of some of my favorite robots/write-ups:

Team Shrimp Cracker, “A robotics team dedicated to jamming the most flavor in a little robot”, has a very nicely integrated shrimp robot.

Team “Baby, we’re a Firework” has implemented great overview videos of all the lab/milestone hand-ins.

My all-time favorite website design: Star Wars theme by “The Resistance”.

If you’re looking for comedy, this is by far the funniest website, by The One-ders! (get it??).

Ethics homework, written as a short story about an engineer who is in charge of programming ethics into Autonomous self-driving cars, by Ben Francis, Aasta Gandhi, Daniel Edens, David Yang, Erika Yu, and Shanee Lu. (The blue text is a link to the full story).