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Seminar on Human-Robot Interaction

Spring 2008

  The seminar is now fully booked. It will start on 21.1.

The seminar is valid as one of the elective courses in both the IT and UISD Master's programs.

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is a rapidly growing research field. It is at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Robotics, two flourishing fields in their own right. HRI, as the name suggests, deals with how humans monitor and control robots, and also with the human-like behavior of robots. You can get an idea of the breadth of the field by viewing the themes of the upcoming HRI2008 Conference and the program of the HRI2007 Conference.

The goal of this seminar is to give an overview of the field and to highlight some ongoing research.

The seminar format is traditional:

  • one presentation per participant, about 45 minutes including discussion;
  • serving as opponent in two other presentations; and
  • participation in the seminar meetings (at most three missed meetings allowed).

The seminar is worth 4 credit points. It meets on Mondays at 2-4 pm in Pinni B3117. First meeting on January 21st and last meeting on May 5th. Exceptions: no meeting on 10.3., 24.3., 31.3., and 7.4. The language of the seminar is English.

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