ITGS Syllabus

Friday, December 21, 2007

2.4.1 Robotics

Social and ethical issues

Students must study and evaluate the social and ethical issues involved in the use of robotics. These may include:

Topic 164: social and economic effects of replacing people with robots in the workplace by Aditiya

Topic 165: ethical decisions regarding the use of robots in situations that might endanger human beings by no one

Topic 166: social impact of human interaction with robots, for example, artificial pets, robots for the disabled and elderly by Nitish and Sung-Hwan

Topic 167: social impact and ethical considerations regarding the use of robotics in medicine, for example, robotic surgery, computer-controlled prostheses by Takafumi

Topic 168: reliability of robotic devices, particularly in life-threatening situations. by no one

Knowledge of technology

In order to study and evaluate the social and ethical issues involved in the use of robotics, the student must have an understanding of related technological concepts. These may include:

Topic 169: key terms—robot, android, cyborg, sensors by Matthew

Topic 170: determining situations in which it is more appropriate to use a robot than a human being by Andrew

Topic 171: types of input/output peripherals used in various situations, for example, arms, fingers, voice, wheels by no one

Topic 172: reasons why robots are/are not designed as androids with human-like form by Raymon

Topic 173: the capabilities and limitations of robots with respect to vision, touch, sound and movement by no one

Topic 174: processing power in relation to the capabilities and limitations of robots. by no one


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