About HRI Group

We are a research group at Heriot-Watt University, working on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) - the interdisciplinary research area dedicated to understanding, designing, and evaluating robotic systems for use in collaboration with humans.

HRI Research Areas

  1. Interaction for Autonomy (INCRA Lab, Interaction LabOrca Hub, Robotics lab)
  2. Affective interaction (Interaction Lab, Affective Autonomous Agents, ITT)
  3. Explainable AI (Interaction  Lab)
  4. Health and wellness (ITT)
  5. Instrumented interactive spaces  (Robotics lab, ITT
  6. Multimodal interaction (Robotics LabITT, Interaction Lab)
  7. Natural Language Interaction (Interaction Lab)
  8. Social robotics (Robotics LabAffective Autonomous Agents, Interaction Lab)
  9. Teachable robots (Affective Autonomous Agents, Interaction Lab, Robotics Lab)
  10. Robot navigation (Robotics Lab, Orca Hub)