Spring 2014 -
Graduate Course Description
Discipline and Number
4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:
Coined by Langdon Winner, autonomous technology (A.T.) refers to technologies that operate on their own.
In this NEW course called Creating Autonomous Technology, students will learn about:
• Latest developments in A.T. in such fields as transportation (e.g., self-driven cars), home environments, life sciences, business, and space
• Humanoid robots and other hardware and software designed to work hand and hand with humans but operate also on their own
• Research literature in areas such as human-robotic interactions (HRI)
• Design implications
• Areas for students to research and develop projects
• A.T.’s philosophical background
• A.T.’s psychological underpinnings
If a student decides to take the class, he or she needs to enter course number 25591 when registering online.
Most of the readings will come from journal articles.
The course will incorporate current and historical readings, papers, and projects designed to help students to understand and apply what they learn.