Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Human-Robot Interaction

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSI11102
Module leader: Emilia Sobolewska
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

With the growing presence of automation, machine learning, and personal assistants, the engagements with intelligent machines are ubiquitous (i.e., Yuksel, Collisson, Czerwinski, 2017, Brooks, 2019).
The module is focused on introducing Human-Robot Interaction as a relevant and important field of study within current computing and User Experience trends. It aims to create an understanding of the relationships between humans and robots, to facilitate smooth integration and better experience during interaction in both, private and public contexts. This multidisciplinary research area draws from Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, understanding of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO 1. Critically analyse and apply findings from relevant cognitive psychology and social
science publications to the design of interactive robots.
LO 2. Critically assess the impact of Human-Robot Interaction at a societal level with
respect to change in everyday life, in both private and public domains.
LO 3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of shifting relationships with robots from the
instrumental to the personal.
LO 4. Develop original and creative responses to interactive robots to match the
assigned brief.
LO5. Showing evidence of being able to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Emilia Sobolewska
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 52
Independent Learning Tutorial 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 80 1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 4000
Oral Presentation 20 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.20
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CSI11102 Human-robot interaction