DescriptionThis course focuses on the emerging field of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). This is a multidisciplinary research area and it draws from: Robotics, AI, Human-Computer Interaction, interaction design, psychology, anthropology, education, drama, and Cognitive Psychology and other fields,.
The main goal of HRI is to enable robots to successfully interact with humans. As robots increasingly make their way into functional roles in everyday human environments such as homes, schools, and hospitals. We need them to be able to interact with everyday people.
The students explore and test how robots can be used in every day human environments, e.g. in a teaching practice or social assistive practice.