Spring 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions
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.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
The course will incorporate current and historical readings, papers, and projects designed to help students to understand and apply what they learn.