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Professor
Computer Science Department
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081
610-328-8565
meeden@cs.swarthmore.edu

I am a Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at Swarthmore College. I also participate in the interdisciplinary program Cognitive Science. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science with a minor in Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 1994. I received my B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College in 1985.

Fall 2015

Teaching Schedule
  CS81: Adaptive Robotics  
        Class   TR 9:55 - 11:10am     SCI 181  
        Lab A     F   2:15 - 3:45pm     SCI 252  
        Lab B     F   4:00 - 5:30pm     SCI 252  
  Directed Reading     M  1:30 - 4:00pm   SCI 252  

Research

My current research is in the field of developmental robotics where the goal is to create intelligent robots by allowing them to go through a developmental process, rather than being directly programmed to solve a particular task. By endowing a robot with an appropriate control architecture and adaptive mechanisms, it can learn through interactions with the world, developing its own knowledge about itself and its environment.

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