UT Dallas School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication ATEC


ATEC Course Explores Creating Autonomous Technology

December 02, 2013
Driverless prototype developed by Audi
Driverless prototype developed by Audi

ATEC 6375 “Topics in Emerging and Cognitive Design: Creating Autonomous Technology” with Dr. Marjorie Zielke.

Coined by Langdon Winner, autonomous technology (A.T.) refers to technologies that operate on their own.

In this NEW course, students will learn about:

  • 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

The course will incorporate current and historical readings, papers, and projects designed to help students to understand and apply what they learn. The class will meet from 4:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 3.605 in ATC. If a student decides to take the class, he or she needs to enter course number 25591 when registering online.