edX COURSE

Introduction to the Super Smart Society 

Haven’t heard of the word “Super Smart” or “Super Smart Society”† before?   

Imagine a world where unmanned tractors plow vast fields, automated buses and trucks transport people and goods, and avatar robots provide nursing care. This is the picture of the “Super Smart Society,  perhaps better known as “Society 5.0.” 

Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society, launched in 2020, aims to offer interdisciplinary research research and a new type of education.  In this course, you will learn about some of the undergoing research at Tokyo Institute of Technology in view of the “Super Smart Society”.

Course Open: Sep. 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024
Enrollment: Course Start Date - 3 Weeks before the Course Close Date
期間 / DURATION
5 weeks
学習時間 / TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 hours per week
費用 / FEE
Free
学習ペース / LEARNING PACE
Self-paced
分野 / SUBJECT
Engineering
言語 / LANGUAGE
Japanese
難易度 / DIFFICULTY
Introductory
前提知識・技能 / PREREQUISITES
None required
修了認定 / CERTIFICATION
Not available

Course Description

In this interview-style course, you will learn about five of the Research & Education Fields at Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society:

  • Smart robotics (Robot Zoo Sky) 
  • Smart mobility 
  • Smart robotics (Robot Zoo Aqua) 
  • Quantum computing 
  • Smart robotics (Robot Zoo Land) 

This course is available only in Japanese. You will need to have an edX account to enroll in this course.  Please create an edX account if you do not already have one.  https://www.edx.org/ 

Learners new to edX are requested to view edX Demo101.

This course is produced and offered by Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society. 

†Super Smart Society: a society where the various needs of society are finely differentiated and met by providing the necessary products and services in the required amounts to the people who need them when they need them, and in which all the people can receive high-quality services and live a comfortable, vigorous life that makes allowances for their various differences such as age, sex, region, or language. (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, 2016) 

What You Will Learn

Researchers of Research & Education Fields at Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society  discuss issues and introduce their research towards the “Super Smart Society.” 

  • Networked robotics 
  • Automated driving and mobility services 
  • Underwater robots and smart physical activity 
  • Quantum computing (silicon qubits) 
  • Ground robots and robots that collaborate with humans (food handling robots and soft robots) 

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Sky)

  • Networked Robotics
  • Distributed Cooperative Environmental Monitoring and Control
  • Cooperative Control of Human-Robotic Network

Week 2: Smart Mobility

  • Realization of a super-smart society through communication + automated driving
  • Millimeter wave transmission for cooperative cognition
  • Next-generation transportation infrastructure utilizing V2X

Week 3: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Aqua)

  • Smart Physical Activity
  • Computer Simulation of Swimming
  • Humanoid swimming robot

Week 4: Quantum Computing

  • Computation using the principles of quantum mechanics
  • Silicon-based qubits
  • Technologies Supporting Quantum Technology

Week 5: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Land)

  • Robots in the Super Smart Society
  • Food handling robots
  • Soft Robots

講師 / Instructor

Takeshi Hatanaka

School of
Engineering
Associate Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Kazuki Maruta

Department of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor
Tokyo University of Science

Motomu Nakashima

School of
Engineering
Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tetsuo Kodera

School of
Engineering
Associate Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Jun Yoneda

Academy for
Super Smart Society
Specially Appointed Associate Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Koichi Suzumori

School of
Engineering
Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Gen
Endo

School of
Engineering
Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yoshimi Takuwa

Institute for
Liberal Arts
Instructor
Tokyo Institute of Technology