Odyssey: Minds and Machines

Our desire to create humanlike functional robots has a long history. From al-Jazari's automata and da Vinci's mechanical knight to today's latest developments within artificial intelligence, the intelligent and conscious machine is a near future reality. In this course at the intersection of literature and cognitive science, we will explore the changing face of the robot through four short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, E.M. Forster, Karel Capek, and Ray Bradbury.

914.575.01 Homewood Campus Mondays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m. No class Oct. 3 Cost: $96 (4 sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Please be aware that you will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for registration details.