Social Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 15 January 2024

    End date: 17 March 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-61611 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2023 – 22 January 2024

Entry requirements: 120 credits including 60 credits in IT-related fields of study, including human-computer interaction, or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 18,125

Tuition fee, total: SEK 18,125

About the course

Robots are now developed to provide humans with not only physical but also social support. Examples include robots that act as assistants and companions for the elderly at home, as educational tutors, as therapeutic tools for children with autism, and as instructors in industrial settings. As robots are deployed more and more in our daily lives, it becomes crucial to study how to design and develop new technologies for physical robots interacting with humans.

This course will provide an overview of the science and technology of human-robot interaction; theories and methods for the design and evaluation of robots interacting with human users; fundamentals of verbal and non-verbal communication for situated interaction with physical robots.

More information


Department of Information Technology

hus 10, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 337, 751 05 UPPSALA


Filip Malmberg


Telephone: +46 18 471 53 08