Introduction to the Super Smart Society 

The “Super Smart Society,” a future society in which unmanned tractors plow vast fields, automated buses and trucks transport people and goods, and avatar robots provide nursing care, is just around the corner.

In this course, you will learn about cutting-edge research on how researchers are tackling social issues and providing solutions through scientific and technological innovation toward the realization of the Super Smart Society.

March 29 - November 29, 2022
After March 29, 2022
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

The “Super Smart Society”†, a future society in which unmanned tractors plow vast fields, automated buses and trucks transport people and goods, and avatar robots provide nursing care, is just around the corner. The Super Smart Society is a human-centered society in which economic prosperity and social prosperity coexist through a system that highly integrates cyber space (virtual space) and physical space (real space), enabling everyone to lead a comfortable, vibrant, and high-quality life.

In this course, Tokyo Tech researchers introduce and explain the cutting-edge research being conducted to realize the Super Smart Society. By standing at the forefront of research that seeks to create the “Super Smart Society” from an engineering perspective, you will learn how researchers are tackling social issues and what kind of scientific and technological innovations they are using to provide solutions to these issues.

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

This course covers the following areas of research being conducted at Tokyo Tech toward the realization of the Super Smart Society.

  • Networked Robotics
  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Physical Activity
  • Quantum computing (silicon qubits)
  • Robots that collaborate with humans (food handling robots and soft robots)

Learners will learn about the social issues that each of the above research fields is trying to solve in order to realize the Super Smart Society, and how researchers are trying to solve those issues through scientific and technological innovation, through explanations of two specific examples of research. This course runs in an interview-style, and Associate Professor (Lecturer) Yoshimi Takuwa acts as a guide, asking questions to the researchers.

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

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

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