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Robotics and AI: ethical and social challenges

6 LP


#50807 / #1

WS 2018/19 - WS 2019/20

Fakultät V

MAR 1-1

Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb

35362000 FG Wissensdynamik und Nachhaltigkeit in den Technikwissenschaften

Ammon, Sabine

Ammon, Sabine

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POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2348637 40754 Robotics and AI: ethical and social challenges

Learning Outcomes

With the successful completion of the module students aquire Knowledge: - Overview of core arguments of the public domain and academia on ethical and social aspects of robotics and AI with regard to their different fields of application - Basic knowledge about the cultural history of robotics and AI - Basic knowledge about Technology Assessment (TA) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Skills: - Analysis of arguments in research papers and presentation of the analysis - Application of methods of TA/RRI on a case study - Stakeholder Analysis - Solution-generation on the basis of a problem diagnosis - Draft and presentation of a research poster - Writing a report Competences: - Dealing with complex problems in the field of TA/RRI as a preparation for project work later on - Process design of interdisciplinary teamwork - Solution-oriented problem-solving - Training reflection (critical analysis, balancing arguments, development of a well-foundet point of view) - Training text interpretation and analysis of arguments


- Analysis of the public discourse - Analysis of selected examples of Science Fiction (movies, literature) with regard to their ethical and social vision - Positions of robo ethics/ ethics of AI - Positions of TA/RRI - Working on a case study (choosing a topic, literature research, application of arguments from ethics of technology, application of TA/RRI methods, evaluation, documentation of the results) - Presentation of results with a research poster - Editing the results in a report

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Robotics and AI: ethical and social challenges PJ WS English 4

Workload and Credit Points

Robotics and AI: ethical and social challenges (PJ):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Attendance 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Pre/post processing 15.0 8.0h 120.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Project. For details see § 35 AllgStuPO Presentations, excercises in TA/RRI, group discussions, self-contained teamwork, mentoring of the teams.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

English language proficiency

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam:

Portfolio examination



Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total

Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Text presentation and handout 20 flexible Presentation (15 min.); handout (1 page)
Research poster and presentation 30 flexible group presentation (20 min.); group discussion (20 min.)
Report 50 written 5-6 pages

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

Portfolio Examination.

Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in one semester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 30.

Registration Procedures

Please enrol in the modul with the electronic registration system.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
A reader will be made available at the beginning of the semester.

Assigned Degree Programs

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Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.

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    Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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