How to Prepare the Final Paper

Use the best papers we have read in class as a model of the format you should be using. While you are not expected to present conference/journal-paper-level results, your format should be equally professional and complete.

Your paper should include the following sections: 1) Title and full author contact info on the first page 2) Abstract (short summary of the paper) 3) Introduction (motivates the paper) 4) Approach and methods 5) Implementation 5) Results and evaluation 6) Strengths and weaknesses 7) Related work 8) Summary 9) References 10) Appendix: relevant code

Use graphics (i.e., diagrams, graphs, tables) to illustrate your approach, but also explain it clearly in words.

Include the relevant robot program in the appendix of the paper.

Your related work section should be based on what we read in class; you should relate your project to at least 5 readings we covered.

The goal of the final paper is to demonstrate how you have integrated information we have covered in class with your final project.You are certainly encouraged. Therefore. to read and reference additional papers. Your references should be done as professionally as those in the best papers we have read. However. . your reference list should not consist largely of hardware and software manuals. but not expected. If you worked on a team project. Again. as well as outline and describe the entire project. consult the papers we read in class to get an idea of how detailed you need to be. the goal of the paper is not just to summarize the course. but you could provide your code in the appendix. that means you need to provide enough detail so your project could be replicated by the reader. nor is it to just summarize your implementation. If key information for your implementation is found in a manual. Write your paper for an informed lay audience. do a Web search or a library search for it. you should still write an individual report. If you are missing some of the information. you should reference the manual. but it is to give an example of relevant work and put it in the context of the course. This does not mean you need to list all of the parameters of your code. and make it clear what your specific contribution to the project was. if confused. Duplicate reports or portions of reports will not be accepted.

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