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UCx: Methods and Application in Human-Robot Interaction

Explore the two interaction modalities between humans and robots: verbal and emotional. Learn how to setup a study to evaluate the quality of the interaction from both, the robot’s and the human’s perspectives. Discover application areas for robots and what their role in the future society might be.

7 weeks
5–10 hours per week
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Starts Apr 23
Ends Nov 3

About this course

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Methods and Application in Human-Robot Interaction is part two of the Human-Robot Interaction professional certificate.

This course continues to explore the multidisciplinary topics central to modern Human-Robot Interaction research and looks at the role that robots may play in our society; investigating the real world application areas such as: learning, healthcare, personal assistants, and transport.

At a glance

  • Institution: UCx
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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What you'll learn

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  • Verbal interaction modality
  • Emotional interaction modality

  • How robots process speech, starting from recognizing what the human said, to understanding its meaning, managing the dialogue and ending with speech production.

  • The role that emotions play in the interaction between humans and robots.

  • How to evaluate the performance of the robot and quality of the interaction from the users’ perspective.

  • The practical applications of robots and what roles robots might have in the future of our society.

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This course is part of Human-Robot Interaction Professional Certificate Program

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