Checking date: 14/02/2022

Course: 2023/2024

Human-robot Interaction
Bachelor in Robotics Engineering (Plan: 478 - Estudio: 381)

Coordinating teacher:

Department assigned to the subject: Systems Engineering and Automation Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to human-robot interaction (HRI) a. Physical and mental interaction b. Humanoid robots (arms, legs, torso, head) 2. Technical and human factors a. Physical space sharing among humans and robots b. Typology of the users of HMI 3. HRI of teleoperated robots a. Haptic devices b. Safe teleoperation of robots, collision control. master-slave model c. Teleoperation architectures (bidirectional, with exclusions, with delays) 4. HRI of autonomous robots a. User oriented design b. Safe interaction with autonomous robots (users, environments, multirobots) c. Autonomous robots interaction architectures (planning, deliberating) 5. Multimodal physical human-robot interaction a. Body and verbal interaction (gesture, voice, corporal expression, etc.) b. Robot corporal and verbal replication of robots (robotic empathy) 6. HRI applications (healthcare, rehabilitation, personal robots)
Learning activities and methodology
THEORETICAL PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students must acquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts. Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK. Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.