Foundations of Artificial Intelligence - Overview

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nebel and Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard

Assistants: Christian Plagemann, Patrick Pfaff, Dr. Dapeng Zhang and Dr. Robert Mattmüller

Results of the repeated exam on March 17, 2008

The inspection of the repeated exams will take place on April 24, 2008, at 14:00h in the seminar room on the first floor of building 079.


Lectures: Tuesday, 9:15-11:00 and Friday 9:15-10:00.
Exercise sessions: Three groups Friday, 10:15-11:00, one group Monday, 15:15-16:00
Exam: Monday, October 1, 2007, 10:00-12:00.
Resit: Monday, March 17, 2008, 14:00-16:00.


Lectures: Building 082, Room 00-006.
Exercise sessions: On Fridays: (1) 101-01-009/013, (2) 101-00-026, (3) 082-00-006, on Mondays: 101-00-010/014.
Exam: Building 101, Rooms 00-026, 00-036, 00-010/14.
Resit: Building 101, Rooms 00-026, 00-036.

Credit Points

6 ECTS points

Aims of the lecture

The participants should get an overview of the different techniques used in Artificial Intelligence.

Contents of the lecture

This course will introduce basic concepts and techniques used within the field of Artificial Intelligence. Among other topics, we will discuss:
  • Introduction to and history of Artificial Intelligence
  • Agents
  • Problem solving and search
  • Logic and knowledge representation
  • Planning
  • Representation of and reasoning under uncertainty
  • Machine learning


There will be a written exam after the lecture. Bonus points for the exam can be obtained by working on the exercise sheets and presenting at least one solution in an exercise session.


Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig: Artificial Intelligence, A Modern Approach.