Computational Perception and Robotics Impressions, I'm a Prospective Student
Hello I hope you are all doing well!
I'm thinking about applying from the OMSCS program, since a coworker is in it right now. I'm currently a Robotics Engineer, primarily in software and controls.
My undergrad stuff was in Mechanical and Computer Engineering, and I've completed the Penn/Coursera Robotics Specialization <https://www.coursera.org/specializations/robotics>, as well as taken Control of Mobile Robots <https://www.coursera.org/learn/mobile-robot>.
I learned a lot from those courses as well as on the job every day. I'm in the software and controls group at work, and I work in ROS every day and write C++/Python for all kinds of things high level and low level.
I really enjoy machine learning/deep learning, perception, autonomous robotics and all sorts of stuff. I'm an all around robot nerd.
Anyways, I'm interested in the CP&R Specialization, and wanted some insight. Given my background, is this something that would help? I mean it currently wouldn't hurt. It's also from one of the best engineering/CS schools out there.
Do you think this is a good program for me overall? Is there opportunities for independent research classes perhaps?
I'm thinking of taking the following classes:
-CS 7642 Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making
-CS 6505 Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity
-CS 6601 Artificial Intelligence
-CS 7641 Machine Learning
-CS 6475 Computational Photography
-CS 6476 Computer Vision
-CS 8803-O01 Artificial Intelligence for Robotics
...but don't know what else to fill out the remaining hours.
This is long-winded, sorry. I had a lot to ask!
Thanks in advance!