STS.470[J] Research Seminar: Human, Remote and Autonomous Systems in Air, Sea, and Space


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Examines relationships between human-occupied, remotely operated, and autonomous systems in the extreme environments of the deep ocean, air, and spaceflight. Uses a mix of historical, sociological, and engineering perspectives, examines different forms of human presence in each type of system and how they relate to each other in time and space, including: physical hand-on-the stick flying, supervisory control, remote operation, systems design, programming autonomous systems, management. Emphasis on networks of people interacting in networks of organizations through networks of machines.

This class has 16.400, and 16.453 as prerequisites.

STS.470[J] will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. A. Mindell.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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