Human-robot interaction and social AI focuses on the connection between robots and humans, and what it takes to create robots that interact with people in a way that works for everyone!
This specialisation centres on how a robotic system fits in with people in social settings in terms of communication, movement, acceptance, and trust. How do robotic systems interact with humans, and how do humans respond to robots? What does it take to make these interactions effective, natural, and of real added value to people and organisations? These are questions you learn to answer in this specialisation. This specialisation is the way towards becoming a specialist in robot cognition and/or human cognition and developing human-robot interaction algorithms. You might also use your knowledge in the wider context of how robots and fleets of robots interact with people in roles like those of butlers, assistants or customer service providers. In your master's thesis project, you will likely deal with questions concerning the design of interfaces for natural interaction, such as avatars, or on enabling robots to interpret human gestures and speech in such a way that they are able to (re)act in relevant manner.
The compulsory courses of this specialisation are:
- Systems Engineering
- Human-Robot Communication
- Robot Perception, Cognition, and Navigation
- Tele-presence Robotics
- Advanced Software Development for Robotics
- Human-Robot Collaboration
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On completing this master’s with a specialisation in Human-Robot Interaction and Social AI, you receive a Master’s degree in Robotics. Also, you can title yourself Master of Science (MSc). Your specialisation is mentioned specifically on your diploma supplement, highlighting your specialised knowledge and skills in Human-Robot Interaction and Social Artificial Intelligence.
If you graduate with this specialisation, you will be a specialist in robot cognition and/or human cognition, and in developing human-robot interaction algorithms. You can also use your specialised knowledge in the wider context of how robots and fleets of robots interact with people. As a robot-human interface designer, you will know how to optimise the interaction between robot and humans, creating robotic systems that behave in socially effective and acceptable ways.