Course Content
Orientation, introduction to the course
1. Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
2. Research Methods in Human-Robot Interaction
3. Smart Cities & HRI
The demand for city living is already high, and it appears that this trend will continue. According to the United Nations World Cities Report, by 2050, more than 70% of the world's population will be living and working in cities — one of many reports predicting that cities will play an important role in our future (UN-Habitat, 2022). Thus, as cities are growing in size and scope, it is shaped into complex urban landscape where things, data, and people interact with each other. Everything and everyone has become so connected that Wifi too often fails to meet digital needs, online orders don't arrive fast enough, traffic jams still clog the roads and environmental pollution still weighs on cities. New technologies, technical intelligence, and robots can contribute to the direction of finding solutions to ever-increasing problems and assist the evolution of the growing urban space.
Human-Robot Interaction
About Lesson


As cities around the world continue to grow and expand, it is becoming increasingly important to develop innovative approaches to manage the challenges of urbanization. Smart cities offer a promising solution by leveraging infrastructure, technology, and innovation to create more sustainable and livable urban environments. In a smart city, data is collected and analyzed to inform decision-making, optimize resource allocation, and improve service delivery. Advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain are used to create more efficient and interconnected urban systems. This approach can lead to benefits such as reduced traffic congestion, improved energy efficiency, and better quality of life for residents. This topic will explore the role of infrastructure, technology, and innovation in the development of smart cities, as well as the potential benefits and challenges of implementing smart city solutions.