Human-Robot Interaction

Course Description

Human-robot interaction is a research field dedicated to understanding, designing and evaluating robot systems for use by or with human. In the beginning we shall look into basic principles and early history of human-robot interaction, as well as certain psychological and ethical aspects of the field. Then we shall focus on multimodal interaction and human tracking by using a camera and microphone array. Thereafter, we shall analyze the use of Bayesian Theory of Mind for estimating human intentions. We shall analyze the challenges of task sharing and physical human-robot interaction. In the end we shall look into the problem of haptic robot teleoperation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. define and describe the principles of multimodal interaction
  2. develop algorithms for speaker tracking
  3. apply machine learning methods for people tracking
  4. define and describe the principles of phyisical interaction
  5. develop haptic teleoperation algorithms

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Independent assignments

Laboratory

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Anthropomorphism and the uncanny valley, Haptic interfaces
  2. Robot audition and other sensing interfaces
  3. Robot audition and other sensing interfaces
  4. Human motion detection, tracking and prediction
  5. Human motion detection, tracking and prediction
  6. Human intention prediction
  7. Human intention prediction
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Estimation of human emotional state
  10. Task sharing between a human and a robot
  11. Task sharing between a human and a robot
  12. Synchronisation of tasks execution
  13. Force control in preforming joint tasks, Phisical interaction for rehabilitation and assistive applications
  14. Telerobotics and telepresence, Bilateral teleoperation with force feedback
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

Literature

(.), Human-Robot Interaction: An Introduction (2020.), Christoph Bartneck,

For students

General

ID 222576
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L3 English Level
L3 e-Learning
30 Lectures
8 Laboratory exercises