2019 Transdisciplinary studies 18:Technology and the Future of the Body

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Ito Asa  Koike Hideki  Suzumori Koichi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(H114)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.T418
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/9/2
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The development of technology can change the definition and the possibility of human body. In this course, we will talk about the relationship between human bodies and advanced technologies such as robotics, information technologies and AI after learning about the diversity of human bodies such as people with disabilities and older person. Discussion by students will follow after dialogue by lecturers.

Student learning outcomes

To acquire knowledge and perspective to prospect our future body which can be brought by the development of technology.

Keywords

Body, Diversity, Disability, Robotics, Information technology, AI

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Discussion by students will follow after dialogue by lecturers.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Understand the relationship between the body and the technology
Class 2 Information Technology×Body (1) Dialogue by Lecturers Understand the topics concerning robotics and body
Class 3 Information Technology×Body (2) Discussion by Students Have your own perspective about the topics concerning robotics and body
Class 4 Robotics×Body (1) Dialogue by Lecturers Understand the topics concerning information technology and body
Class 5 Robotics×Body (2) Discussion by Students Have your own perspective about the topics concerning information technology and body
Class 6 AI×Body(1) Dialogue by Lecturers Understand the topics concerning AI and body
Class 7 AI×Body(2) Discussion by Students Have your own perspective about the topics concerning AI and body
Class 8 Presentation Explain your idea of possible research on human body

Textbook(s)

No textbook is set.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials will be shown in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Discussion: 40%, Final report: 60%

Related courses

  • LAH.H302 : Arts C, Esthetics C

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None required.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

ito.a.ah[at]m.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

After classes

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