Course Jukebox

Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
1, 2
Course delivery methods
Computer Science, Engineering & technology
Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering (Master's Programs)
Tsukuba Campus
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
Weekday and Period
Course Number

Medical Cybernics University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

Cybernics is a new academic field where humans, robots and information systems are fused. From this novel approach, human evolution has been expanded from the physical space to the cyber-physical space. The “Cybernics space” is composed of “human + cyber physical space” where further human evolution can take place. This class is focused on cybernetics, mechatronics, and informatics from the perspectives of medical and social innovation while studying and implementing the basics of Cybernics that integrates brain and neurology, behavioral sciences, robotics, AI, IT technology, physiology, psychology, system integration technologies, big data, law, ethics, philosophy and management.

Learning Achievement

1. The student should be able to understand the basic physiological mechanisms involved in the generation of movement mediated by the nervous system and musculoskeletal system, and express them explicitly.
2. Through analogies between artificial objects and living organisms, the student should be able to describe these scenarios from the Cybernics view point in order to design and analyze new systems that integrate different fields.
3. The student should be able to identify “combined human/AI robot/information system” scenarios that connects people and technology. Such scenarios will be address by using a Cybernic approach with continuous feedback for improvement with the aim to build processes for social implementation.


This class corresponds to “Advanced expertise and Operational ability in the field of system information engineering”.

Course prerequisites

Grading Philosophy

Class attendance is taken as a matter of course and evaluated by class report (60%) and presentation (40%).

Course schedule

The class will be promoted by actively conducting discussions using reference materials, board writing, videos, and consideration will be given to deepening understanding through interactive exchanges. Work on capacity building through report submissions and team presentations.
Introduction to Cybernics: New domain Cybernics integrating humans, robots, and information systems; “human” + “cyber-physical space” → “cybernics space”
Cybernics technology 1: Fusion and compound technology of human and technology (robots, information systems); cyborgs, AI robots, artificial organs, living infrastructure technology, etc.
Human, robot, and information systems 1: Brain nerves, musculoskeletal systems, physiological systems, systems theory
Human, Robot, and Information Systems 2: Analogy between biological and artificial systems, modeling, system identification of unknown systems, adaptation mechanism
Cybernics and practical technology 1
Cybernics technology 2: Cybernic interface / device / system (various cybernic technologies such as wearable cyborgs, vital sensing, and lifestyle support devices)
Cybernics and practical technology 2
Medical welfare innovation / challenge to social innovation 1: focus on case studies, presentations and discussions
Medical welfare innovation / challenge to social innovation 2: focus on case studies, presentations and discussions
Basics of Cybernics and creation of Cybernics industry

Course type


Online Course Requirement


Other information

Basic knowledge of biosystems ( engineering systems lecture), knowledge of system control engineering (classical control, modern control), system theory, deep learning is required.

Site for Inquiry

Link to the syllabus provided by the university