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UCx: Introduction to Human-Robot Interaction

Discover the basic concepts of human-robot interaction and how robots work. Learn how to design a human-robot interaction and different ways in which users can interact with robots.

7 weeks
5–10 hours per week
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Starts Apr 19
Ends Nov 3

About this course

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Introduction to Human-Robot Interaction is part one of the Human-Robot Interaction professional certificate.

This course provides a broad overview of the multidisciplinary topics central to modern Human-Robot Interaction research and introduces all the relevant background concepts; describing how robots work, how to design them, and the specifics of spatial and non-verbal interaction.

At a glance

  • Institution: UCx
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    No prerequisites

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated programs:
  • Associated skills:Research, Non-Verbal Communication

What you'll learn

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• The basic concepts, principles and ideas of human-robot interaction.

• How robots work from the perspective of software and hardware.

• Different types of sensors and actuators a robot could use.

• Typical software architectures to control robots.

• The process of designing human-robot interaction focusing on all the necessary steps to consider.

• Two interaction modalities that do not rely on speech: spatial interaction and non-verbal interaction.

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

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

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