Social Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MD300

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Human-Computer Interaction A1N, Image Analysis and Machine Learning A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 10 February 2020
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

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.

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.

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