Seminar: Social Robotics WS 2010/2011
Description:
Social robots interact and communicate with humans by following certain social rules, e.g. by using means of communication also used in human-human interaction (such as speech, gesture and emotion), following socially established conventions. The field of social robotics represents a highly interdisciplinary research area, bringing together a diverse range of scientists from engineering, computer science, psychology, cognitive science, design and many more.
The seminar will discuss various approaches to social robotics and will specially focus on human-robot-interaction as an emerging sub-field. Our discussions will be based on several recently published papers which will be presented by the seminar participants. Besides our motivation to discover the essence of social robotics, other topics covered will include the influence of robot design, investigating how social robots interact with humans, robots and emotion, perception and evaluation of social robot behaviour.
The seminar will be held in English.

Requirements:
Seminar participants should be willing to read scientific papers in English, to present the content of one paper in a seminar session once, and to discuss the papers with the other participants.

Credit Points:

Participants will receive 2 LP / CP for regular participation and the presentation of a scientific paper in one of the sessions.

Schedule:

Date of Session
Topic
Presenter
14.10.2010
Introduction
Maha Salem
28.10.2010
Social Robotics - Overview
Maha Salem
11.11.2010
Attitude towards / societal view of robots - Influence of media
Maha Salem
25.11.2010
Appearance & Design of Social Robots / Anthropomorphism & Uncanny Valley
Anna Wördehoff
09.12.2010
Relationship between Appearance & Tasks / Behavior / Functionality
Ricarda Grünberg
16.12.2010
Social Behaviour of Robots (I) - Expressive Behaviours (e.g. gesture, speech...)
Jonas Hartmann
13.01.2011
Social Behaviour of Robots (II) - Emotions
Sara Hiller
20.01.2011
Perception of Robotic Behaviour
Dan Li
03.02.2011
Evaluation of Human-Robot Interaction (criteria etc.)
Maha Salem


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