Human-Robot Interaction, Spring 2021

Undergraduate and Graduate course, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 2021

In this 3-credit seminar-style class which was assigned the permanent course number of 454/854, students are guided through an overview of human-robot interaction as a field, explore a topic of their choosing both individually and as a class, and have guest lectures from practitioners. The goal of this course is for students to not only gain an understanding of the current state of HRI as a field, but also to learn research methods to aid them in their future careers. Students are expected to present papers in both 30 minute and 10 minute formats, write critiques for each class meeting, complete a literature review on a topic of their choosing, and prepare a short NSF-style proposal based on a problem identified and refined through their literature review. As a result of my NSF CAREER award, a project-based option was introduced to allow students to either work on a proposal or demonstrate their skills by conducting a small user study or data analysis.