IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(2): 88-92 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.801

A Novel Approach to Teaching Undergraduates the Societal Impact of Robotics

Ian D. Walker, Pamela E. Mack, and Richard E. Groff
Abstract—Robotics is increasingly impacting the lives of ordinary people worldwide. However, the development and deployment of robots have generally been determined by a select group of engineers and decision makers. In this paper, we describe an innovative undergraduate level course, which focuses on the relationship between society and robotics, and the role society can and should play in the development of robots. The course provides students with credit in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) requirements and broadens their skills in Critical Thinking.

Index Terms—Robotics, education, society, critical thinking.

I. D. Walker and R. E. Groff are with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson SC 29634 USA (e-mail: iwalker, regroff@clemson.edu).
P. E. Mack is with the Department of History, Clemson University, Clemson SC 29634 USA (e-mail: pammack@clemson.edu).

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Cite: Ian D. Walker, Pamela E. Mack, and Richard E. Groff, "A Novel Approach to Teaching Undergraduates the Societal Impact of Robotics," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 88-92, 2017.

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