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Tokyo Tech launches two new MOOCs on edX platform

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Published: June 16, 2022

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.

Programming for beginners: Learning basics with computer Shogi

Programming for beginners: Learning basics with computer Shogi

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.

Course schedule

  • Week 1: Board representation
  • Week 2: Piece movement
  • Week 3: Human vs. human game
  • Week 4: Computer vs. computer game (Overview)
  • Week 5: Computer vs. computer game (Implementation)

Screenshot from Week 1
Screenshot from Week 1

Introduction to the Super Smart Society

Introduction to the Super Smart Society

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.

Course schedule

Week 1: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Sky)

Screenshot from Week 1
Screenshot from Week 1

Associate Professor Takeshi Hatanaka, School of Engineering

Week 2: Smart Mobility

Screenshot from Week 2
Screenshot from Week 2

Associate Professor Kazuki Maruta, Academy for Super Smart Society (currently associate professor at Tokyo University of Science)

Week 3: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Aqua)

Screenshot from Week 3
Screenshot from Week 3

Professor Motomu Nakashima, School of Engineering

Week 4: Quantum computing (silicon qubits)

Screenshot from Week 4
Screenshot from Week 4

Associate Professor Tetsuo Kodera, School of Engineering
Associate Professor Jun Yoneda, Academy for Super Smart Society

Week 5: Smart Robotics (Robot Zoo Land)

Screenshot from Week 5
Screenshot from Week 5

Professor Koichi Suzumori, School of Engineering
Professor Gen Endo, School of Engineering

Recording MOOC at on-campus studio

Recording MOOC at on-campus studio

Contact

Online Education Committee,
Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society

Email sss-online@wise-sss.titech.ac.jp

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