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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.