Human Robot Interaction

Dozent(in): PD Dr. habil. Jonghwa Kim
Termin: Fr. 10:00 - 11:30
Gebäude/Raum: Raum 202 (Eichl.)

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung:

As the presence of robots is rapidly extending from industrial applications to our everyday life at home, offices and public facilities, the interaction between humans and robots becomes increasingly important. Realizing a natural human-robot interaction (HRI) like human-human interaction does inevitably require to bring together methodological knowledges from different research fields such as robotics, human-computer interaction (HCI), machine learning, cognitive psychology, physiological science, artificial intelligence (AI), ergonomics, etc. The objective of this seminar is to explore different aspects and methods of HRI, identify main problems to be resolved in the field and discuss promising solutions for the problems.

Topics (tentative)

Development history of Robotics
Sensing and perception in Robotics (visual, acoustic, haptic, sonar, laser, force/torque etc.)
Human-robot communication
Navigation in the presence of humans (localization, map building, obstacle avoidance etc.)
Expression and recognition of emotions
Future scenarios, perspectives, and ethical issues (final presentation and discussion)
#Case studies#
Gesture-based human-robot interaction
Attention mechanisms for robots
Application of multimodal perception
Affective human-robot interfaces
Collaborative task-execution (planning)
Recognizing and identifying humans (recognition of faces, body shapes, ...)
Spoken language human-robot dialog
Robots in action (existing robots in home service, entertainment, public facilities, etc.)


A formal registration is not required. Submitting of topic proposal (see "Submitting proposals") to lecturer by 17. April 2009 will be accepted as successful registration.

Seminar format

The seminar will take place in block mode, two blocks: 19. and 26. June 2009. The dates are provisional and can be rearranged by availability of presentation room and number of participants. Kick-off meeting for the registered participants is on the 24. April 2009 in Room 202 as specified in regular time plan. In the meeting, all organizational issues will be addressed such as topic allocation, confirmation of registration, and presentation dates. Therefore attendance at the meeting is mandatory for all participants.

Submitting proposals

Because of very wide spectrum of the topic areas, it might not be possible to provide a sufficient reading list for each topic. It means that participant can propose presentation topic by submitting a short description of considered topic to the supervisor (Dr. Jonghwa Kim, The proposal must include presentation title, related topic area (in terms of the list of topic areas above), short abstract, and reading list (three primary articles in bold on the top of the list). Deadline of submission is by the 17. April 2009. Acceptance of proposals will be notified in the first meeting where the rest topic areas will be allocated to the participants who did not make proposal, i.e. „first-come, first-served“.

Presentation and report

All presentations and reports must be made/written in English
Each presentation should last max. 35 minutes, allowing a further 10 minutes for discussion.
Attendance at all presentations is mandatory
Final version of report (max. 20 pages, acceptable file formats: .pages /.doc / .docx /.pdf) and presentation slides (acceptable file formats: .key / .ppt / .pptx) must be submitted by one week prior to presentation date.


weitere Informationen zu der Lehrveranstaltung:

empfohlenes Studiensemester der Lehrveranstaltung: ab dem 4. Semester
Fachrichtung Lehrveranstaltung: Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation
Dauer der Lehrveranstaltung: 2 SWS
Typ der Lehrveranstaltung: S - Seminar
Leistungspunkte: 4
Semester: SS 2009