Spring 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Zielke, Marjorie
Discipline and Number
ATEC 6375 Section 001
R Time 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title

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.

Required Texts:

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.

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