This course involves the in-depth study of one or more topics of a mathematical, theoretical, or applications nature that are not fully covered by other controls and robotics courses, and yet have special interest for faculty and students. Potential topics include (but are not limited to) real analysis, and/or functional analysis, motion planning, mobile robotics, distributed manipulation, non-linear controls, data storage systems, human motor systems and control, and rehabilitative systems. The course is directed by the research interests of faculty and students. Offered upon sufficient demand. 1, 2 or 3 hrs. lec. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.