Walter Potter


Walter Potter

Dan Potter

Academic Director
Retired UGA Faculty/staff

Dr. Potter typically teaches the Introduction to Robotics class each fall semester.  The class, ARTI/CSCI-4530/6530, is an introduction to robotics with a focus on autonomous mobile robots.  The two major issues dealt with are (1) cognitive behavior and (2) motion.  Cognitive behavior addresses problem-solving using sensory inputs and desired goals.  The motion deals with aspects of movement from simple robotic arm movement to autonomous rovers in unknown environments.

In addition to being a regular faculty member in the computer science department, Dr. Potter is the Director of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, an interdisciplinary institute offering an undergraduate AB degree in Cognitive Science and an MS degree in Artificial Intelligence.  The Institute’s website is