R1 In-Person: Human-Robot Interaction


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0868_BOT
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 15
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: n/a
Revolutionizing Human-Robot Interaction: Exploring Robot Mental Models
One In-Person Session
Mon., Mar. 4, 2024, 6:30-8 pm MT

Don’t doubt it for a second, a future filled with lifelike and life-changing robots is on the way. Why? Because robots stand to make our lives easier and better. They’ll offer companionship to the elderly. They’ll work in patient care in hospitals. They’ll drive innovation in the world of education. They’ll do our housework and much, much more.

“We now know that the design of robotic companions can redefine the way we live, learn and heal,” says Kerstin Haring, a computer science professor at the University of Denver. “We also recognize that robot design is key in shaping a better future.”

In this course, Haring invites you on a journey to learn how robots and humans are becoming coworkers and companions—all the while charting a course towards a new era of daily life.

Haring first examines the ever-evolving landscape of human-robot interaction (HRI) and how scientists are creating accurate mental models for robots. She then explores the hurdles that robot designers and HRI practitioners face in shaping these critical mental constructs.

Next, discover the build-a-bot platform, a tool that lets users craft their own personalized 3D robots, and how it is helping researchers better explore mental model projections. Come away with an insightful view of our future with robots!

Dr. Kerstin S. Haring is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Denver. She directs the Human Robot Technology Laboratory that envisions interdisciplinary research in robotics with the goal of improving human lives through the promotion of better technology.


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Monday 04 March 2024 04 March 2024 06:30PM - 08:00PM All Students Kerstin Haring