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DMET 1010 - Human-Robot Interaction

Course Lecturer

Dr. Alaa Khamis

Office Hours:

Tuesday 2nd Slot in C3.213

Course Description

One of the challenges for robotics is to develop robots that function more naturally and can be considered as partners for the human not just as mere tools. These robots need to interact with human (and perhaps with each other) through similar ways by which humans interact with each other. To achieve this goal, many novel interfaces have been developed in order to allow humans to interact more naturally with the robots by employing human-like social norms and interaction modalities. The objective of these seminars is to identify the main problems that are still to be resolved in the field of human-robot interaction, discussing the most promising solutions for these problems.

Topics covered in the course:

  • Introduction
  • Verbal Interaction
  • Non-Verbal (Embodied) Interaction
  • Adaptive Interaction
  • Role of Learning in Human-Robot Interaction
  • Human-Robot Interaction and Assistive Robotics
  • Motivation System for Regulating Human-Robot Interaction
  • Social Interaction
  • Human-Robot Interaction in a Collaborative Task
  • Toward a Framework for Human-Robot Interaction