June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
NSF Grantees Poster Session
A constant stream of stories appears not just in academic journals, but in the popular press about robots on our roads, in the skies, in our offices, restaurants, factories, and more. Robotics and automation play an increasing role in the lives of ordinary people. In this paper, we describe a new course, open to both engineers and non-engineers, which focuses on the relationship between society and robotics, and the role society can and should play in the development of robots. The course fulfills students’ Science and Technology in Society (STS) general education requirement and broadens their skills in Critical Thinking. Robotics is an engaging topic for introducing students to STS concepts, because robotics has long featured in pop culture, and because applications such as driverless cars are likely to impact their lives in the near future. The paper will summarize the course content, the outcomes of the first offering of the course, and planned revisions to the course.
Groff, R. E., & Walker, I. D., & Mack, P. E. (2017, June), Board # 45 : A Course on the Societal Impact of Robotics: Preliminary Outcomes Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--27858
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