Project interactive robotics

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Gordon Cheng [L]
  • Barbara Kühnlenz
TypePractical course
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2019
Language of instructionGerman
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline


Admission information


At the end of this module, students are able to handle a technical challenge, i.e. in socio-sensitive robotic applications, e.g. behavioral leadership dynamics in collaborative human-robot interaction, or emotional adaptation to a human user in an interdisciplinary way, in order to increase user acceptance, user experience, and usability of new technologies.


"Varying cross-disciplinary projects, relevant to the subject area. Various robotic platforms, e.g. humanoid robots and interactive robotic heads are available for indoor- and outdoor applications. Tasks: - Autonomous project work in groups of 2-6 students per project. - (Literature) research, analysis, and conceptualization in dependance of the project-type: design and execution of experiments and implementation of soft- or hardware - Study design, -execution, and -(satistical) analysis Teacher-centered teaching in: - Project management - Experimental design - Presentation techniques"

Teaching and learning methods

In order to give the students the essential concepts for the implementation of the project, an introduction is given in the form of frontal teaching. The project work is carried out in small groups in order to learn how to work independently on typical engineering tasks


"The module is examined in form of a project work, the tasks are conducted in team work with groups of 2-6 students. The project work consists of the following parts: - The students document their results from research, analysis, and conceptualization, and - in dependance of the project - implementation of software- or hardware solutions, and experimental evaluation in a written report of ca. 30 pages. - Additionally, the results are shown in a 20-minute presentation on the project with subsequent discussion. For individual evaluation, each student must mark up her/his contribution to the task in the documents, accordingly. "

Recommended literature

"- C. L. Breazeal. Designing Sociable Robots. MIT Press, 2001, ISBN 0-262-02510-8 - C. Bartneck, D. Kulic, and E. Croft. Measurement instruments for the anthropo- morphism, animacy, likeability, perceived intelligence, and perceived safety of robots. International Journal of Social Robotics, 1(1):71–81, 2009. - M. Heerink, B. Krose, V. Evers, and B. Wielinga. Measuring acceptance of an assistive social robot: a suggested toolkit. In Proc. of the 18th IEEE Int. Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2009. (RO-MAN), pages 528–533, 2009. Weitere Literatur wird abhängig von den jeweiligen aktuellen Projekten in der Veranstaltung zur Verfügung gestellt."