Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Introducing Robotics: Robotics and Society

Queensland University of Technology

This course started with society’s attitudes towards robotics based on beliefs formed through fiction. Participants then viewed different types of robots in use today, which led to a discussion of future applications. This course challenged participants to discuss the ethical, privacy and safety considerations of using robots. Participants then learnt how robotics is being applied to help solve key issues facing our world: food production, ageing populations, transport, and environmental change.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week


Peter Corke

Professor of Robotic Vision and Director of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

Queensland University of Technology


Learning outcomes

  • Explain what robots are and what they can do
  • Discuss the ethical considerations of using robots to help solve societal challenges
  • Reflect on the future role and development of robotics in human society


  • The importance of robotics as a field
  • How ideas and attitudes towards robots have formed from fiction
  • Defining a real robot
  • How different types of robots are being applied today
  • Ethical, privacy and safety considerations of using robotics
  • Predicting the role of robots in future work
  • How robotics might be applied to help solve society’s big challenges: food production, ageing populations, transport and environmental change

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Introducing Robotics: Robotics and Society

Queensland University of Technology