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230075 WS Diagnosis of Society: Social Robotics (2017S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 06.03. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 14.03. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 21.03. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 28.03. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 04.04. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 25.04. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 02.05. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 09.05. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 16.05. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 23.05. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 30.05. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 13.06. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 20.06. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Tuesday 27.06. 08:45 - 10:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 3, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Over the last two decades, the field of social robotics has taken its conceptual and material form through the development of the robots such as PARO, NAO, JIBO, BUDDY and PEPPER. These robots share a common design principle according to which they are to initiate, maintain and develop social interactions in a human-like way. These and similar robots are already being tested and implemented in such social settings as for instance eldercare homes, shopping malls, schools, hospitals, and museums. In this workshop the participants will be introduced to the many aspects of social robotics through the lens of key sociological notions, but ample space will be left for the participants to explore this topic according to their own interests. Mainly by means of discussion the workshop will bring the participants up to date with the debate on social robotics as it is currently taking place within the social sciences and the humanities, as well as among the roboticists themselves. Considering that social robotics is a kind of technological development that is expected to challenge the boundary of the social world, the workshop aims to equip the participants with the necessary skills to critically identify, analyse and discuss the many questions that social robotics raises for the individual and society.

Assessment and permitted materials

This workshop will consist of 3 requirements for passing:

20% Weekly question and active participation
30% Oral presentation
50% Written assignment

In the workshop the participants are considered active and reflective individuals who can provide new inputs to the things covered and discussed. For this reason, it is expected that the participants take responsibility for his or her own learning by always being prepared and pay attention during the workshop meetings.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The overall performance will be denoted in a single and final grade when the workshop has ended. All the requirements for passing the workshop will be assessed according to the following criteria:

1 - Excellent (outstanding performance with only minor errors)
2 - Good (above the average standard but with some errors)
3 - Satisfactory (generally sound work with a number of notable errors)
4 - Sufficient (performance meets the minimum criteria)
5 - Inadequate (considerable further work is required)

If the requirements are at any point being met by fraudulent means (i.e. plagiarism and self-plagiarism) the participant will automatically be graded “fail” (5) and dismissed from further participation in the workshop.

Examination topics

During the workshop the participants will touch upon the following sociological notions:

- Visions
- Sociality
- Agency
- Culture
- Interaction
- Relationship
- Language
- Otherness
- Materiality
- Boundaries

Reading list

The list of readings and other practical information will be available at the first workshop meeting.

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA T2 Workshop Gesellschaftsdiagnosen

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