Acquired Intelligence & Adaptive Behaviour (G6042)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

We take Acquired Intelligence and Adaptive Behaviour (AIAB) as a paradigm (similar to 'Artificial Life' or 'New-wave AI') exemplified by situated, embodied approaches to the study of intelligence and robotics.

Topics covered will include: evolutionary (genetic) algorithms, the study and exploitation of emergence in complex systems, simulated and real world robotics, and active perception.

AIAB is introduced scientifically and also in terms of practical uses.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 52 hours of contact time and about 98 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: