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DeepRob: Deep Learning for Robot Perception

ROB 498-002 & 599-009, Winter 2023 at The University of Michigan

This course covers the necessary background of neural-network-based deep learning for robot perception – building on advancements in computer vision that enable robots to physically manipulate objects. During the first part of this course, students will learn to implement, train and debug their own neural networks. During the second part of this course, students will explore recent emerging topics in deep learning for robot perception and manipulation. This exploration will include analysis of research publications in the area, building up to reproducing one of these publications for implementation as a final course project.

This course is being offered through a Distributed Teaching Collaborative between faculty at the University of Michigan (Anthony Opipari, Chad Jenkins) and the University of Minnesota (Karthik Desingh).

This course builds on and is indebted to these existing courses (as a “star” and a “fork” in the open source sense):


Research Associate

Instructional Aide


Week 5 Schedule

  • 9:00 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:00 PM
  • 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 5:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • Monday 01/30

    • Huijie's Office Hours
      2:30 PM–3:30 PM
      2320 FMCRB
  • Tuesday 01/31

    • Huijie's Office Hours
      2:00 PM–3:00 PM
      2320 FMCRB
    • 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
      1060 FMCRB
    • Anthony's Office Hours
      4:30 PM–5:30 PM
      1060 FMCRB
  • Wednesday 02/01

    • Anthony's Office Hours
      1:30 PM–3:00 PM
      3320 FMCRB
  • Thursday 02/02

    • Jiyue's Office Hours
      1:00 PM–3:00 PM
      2320 FMCRB
    • 3:00 PM–4:30 PM
      1060 FMCRB
    • Anthony's Office Hours
      4:30 PM–5:30 PM
      1060 FMCRB
  • Friday 02/03


Institutional Teaching Collaborative