Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard and Prof. Dr. Maren Bennewitz (Juniorprof.) and Prof. Dr. Marco Ragni

Assistants: Nichola Abdo and Dr. Joschka Boedecker and Moritz Göbelbecker and Jürgen Hess


Lecture: Wednesday and Friday (bi-weekly, alternating with exercises) 10:15-12:00
Exercises: Friday (bi-weekly, alternating with lecture) 10:15-12:00/ 14:15-16:00
Exam: Friday, 6.9.2013, 11:00-12:30
Post-exam review: Wednesday, 9.10.2013, 15:30-16:30, Building 079, Room 00-019
Second exam : Friday, 21.3.2014, 14:00-15:30, Building 82, "Kinohörsaal"


Lecture: Building 101 - Room 00-036
Exercises: See exercise page
Exam: Building 101 - Rooms 00-026, 00-036, 00-010/14


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 with uncertainty
  • machine learning

Exam and Exercises

Exercises groups will take place bi-weekly alternating with the Friday lecture. Doing the exercises is not required for admission to the exam, but nevertheless recommended.

The (written) exam will take place on Friday, 6th of September.

Lecture Materials

Slides and recordings are available on the Lecture page.

Recordings in German from last year are available here , English recordings from 2011 (for the impatient) here. The contents may differ from this year's lecture, rely on those recordings at your own risk.


Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig