Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

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

Assistants: Dr. Johannes Aldinger and Dr. Joschka Boedecker and Philipp Ruchti

This lecture will be delivered in German. Exercises in English and German.


Lecture: Wednesday and Friday (bi-weekly, alternating with exercises) 10:15-12:00
Exercises: Friday (bi-weekly, alternating with lecture) 10:15-12:00
Exam: Tuesday, 16.9.2014, 2:00-3:30 pm
Second exam : Friday, 21.3.2014, 14:00-15:30, Building 82, "Kinohörsaal"
Post-exam review: Monday, 20.10.2014, 3:00-4:00 pm, Building 052, Room 00-016
Second exam: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 9:00-10:30 am, Building 82, "Kinohörsaal"
Post-exam review 2nd exam: Wednesday, March 11,2015, 9:00-10:00 am, Building 079, Room 00-019 (room and time are preliminary)


Lecture: Building 101 - Room 00-036
Exercises: See exercise page
Exam: Building 101 - Rooms 00-026, 00-036
Second exam: Building 82, "Kinohörsaal" (big lecture hall in the entrance of the canteen)


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 Tuesday, 16th of September at 2:00 pm. The exam is bilingual (English / German). No exam aids are permitted.

Lecture Materials

Slides and recordings are available on the Lecture page.

Recordings in English from last year are available here, German recordings from 2012 (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