Aims and Fit of Module
Robots are becoming pervasive in today’s society. People’s interaction with robots will become common in the not-so-far future. This module will enable students to take a systematic approach to design, develop and evaluate systems that allows humans to interact with robots to meet the needs of people.
A. Show an in-depth understanding of the multidisciplinary topics central to Human-Robot Interaction research
B. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of how the interaction between robot and human is influenced by design aspects
C. Design, develop and evaluate techniques for systems of interacting robots and humans
D. Demonstrate an understanding of existing research, design and development work, and propose improvements
Method of teaching and learning
Students will be expected to attend two hours of formal lectures as well as to participate in two hours of seminars in a typical week. Lectures will introduce students to the academic content, while seminars include three parts: 1) introduce practical skills which will be used in the students’ projects; 2) students present additional material relevant to the class topic; 3) students discuss their projects. In addition, students will be expected to devote approximately seven hours of unsupervised time to work on their projects and presentations and for private study. Private study will provide time for reflection and consideration of lecture material and background reading. Group project and presentation will be used to test to which extent knowledge and techniques have been learnt. A written examination at the end of the module will assess the academic achievement of students.