Human and Artificial Intelligent Systems

Outline

The department is new and was established in April 1999 for the purpose of cultivating engineers and researchers who can contribute to the development of intelligent systems.

The points where intelligent systems at present differ from conventional assembly of robots or software are that they should have human and flexible abilities. In other words, they can take “self-sustained action" to behave according to the environment or situations. Such intelligent systems are now heading from the research phase to practical use in the fields of welfare, work operations, hobbies, pet animals, and space development.

For the design of such systems, we have to be acquainted with multimedia and mechatronics and know about human beings themselves. For this purpose, the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering was established, aiming for cultivation of science engineers of a new type who can skillfully use computers and mechatronics and who can think in-depth and comprehensively about human beings. In the department, the fields of computing machine software, knowledge information, mechatronics, robots, measurement, control systems, human information, and complex science are integrated.

Fields that relate to information communication that can be used by anybody, such as medical care and welfare in aging society, culture of life intended for more abundant living, and new manufacturing technology for more human factories, will be increasingly important. When we define the 20th century as the consumption-intensive age, the 21st century can be referred to as the age of coexistence with the environment or nature.The Department of Intelligence Systems Engineering will nurture young people who will break new ground for science and technology that will be the core of the 21st century.

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Features of Curriculum

The education curriculum emphasizes practical sciences, experiments, and drills from the viewpoint of the cultivation of human resources who contribute to the growth, research, and development of intelligence systems engineering. More specifically, the fundamental education subjects of information, mechatronics, and natural science (biology and physics), aiming for cultivating comprehensive and flexible thinking abilities, aims to cultivate human resources who can actually manufacture things through computer drills and mechatronics experiments that are arranged in an abundant manner during the freshman to the junior years. In addition, for the Robot Works for junior students and graduation research for senior students, the development of problem-finding ability will be the key subject. Furthermore, we have established a consistent education system where the teaching staff of the department take responsibility for education through four years.

Specifically, to attach weight to enable students to touch things and gain experience in creating things, we will organize and improve the environment in which they can actually design and manufacture systems, by establishing the Robot Works, for example. In addition, in the educational curriculum, subjects that are important for acquiring basics of intelligence including human science and complex science are combined, in addition to subjects related to computer or mechatronics. More specifically, we provide the subjects of computing machine software, knowledge information, mechatronics, robot, measurement control, human information, and complex science. On the other hand, we do not provide the fields of hardware for computing machines, materials for machinery, and semiconductors, which are offered by conventional departments of information, mechanical, or electronics engineering.

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