Tokyo Tech News
Tokyo Tech has launched two new massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Programming for beginners: Learning basics with computer Shogi and Introduction to the Super Smart Society, both available in Japanese on the edX platform, have a duration of approximately five weeks.
During this course for beginners of programming, taught by Professor Atsushi Takahashi from the School of Engineering, participants learn the basics and various techniques of coding with computer Shogi on MATLAB. No prior knowledge of programming or the game of shogi is required. Participants have access to a MATLAB license for the duration of the course, and a few additional days, courtesy of The MathWorks, Inc. This means that even those without regular access to the MATLAB environment can enjoy the full experience of the course.
This edX course is an updated version of an online course that was available exclusively to Tokyo Tech students and faculty members until March 2022. Extra contents include materials for Weeks 4 and 5, and updates quizzes throughout the course.
In this course, researchers at Tokyo Tech introduce and explain the cutting-edge research being conducted to realize the Super Smart Society, a future in which unmanned tractors plow vast fields, automated buses and trucks transport people and goods, and avatar robots provide nursing care. By standing at the forefront of research that seeks to create this society from an engineering perspective, participants will learn how researchers are tackling social issues and what kinds of scientific and technological innovations are being applied to provide solutions to these issues.
Week 1: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Sky)
Associate Professor Takeshi Hatanaka, School of Engineering
Week 2: Smart Mobility
Associate Professor Kazuki Maruta, Academy for Super Smart Society (currently associate professor at Tokyo University of Science)
Week 3: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Aqua)
Professor Motomu Nakashima, School of Engineering
Week 4: Quantum computing (silicon qubits)
Associate Professor Tetsuo Kodera, School of Engineering
Associate Professor Jun Yoneda, Academy for Super Smart Society
Week 5: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Land)
Professor Koichi Suzumori, School of Engineering
Professor Gen Endo, School of Engineering