Syllabus for Social Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction

Social robotik och människa-robotinteraktion

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1MD300
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Image Analysis and Machine Learning A1N, Human-Computer Interaction A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2019-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-10
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2020
  • 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.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • understand principles and theories of human-robot interaction
  • carry out user requirement analysis and design of human-robot interaction in concrete scenarios
  • design and develop social skills for human-robot interaction using a physical robotic platform
  • use quantitative and qualitative approaches for evaluation and analysis of human-robot interaction data
  • evaluate the impact that social robots may have on ethical values like privacy and autonomy that are important for users and society at large


Theories and methods of human-robot interaction; Paradigms of human-robot interaction; Interaction techniques; Programming robot behaviours for human-robot interaction; Human robot interaction design; User requirements analysis and prototyping for social robots; Evaluation of human-robot interaction; Applications of human-robot interaction; Robots and ethics.


Lectures and assignments.


Assignments (2.5 credits); oral and written presentation of a project (5 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.

Last modified: 2022-04-26