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Human Robot Interaction (2 years)

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Heriot-Watt University is recognised as an international leader in robotics with a world-leading expertise in the area of human-robot interaction. This research area exists within the broad domain of artificial intelligence and has been identified as a one of the fastest growing areas for the UK.

This new two year programme offers a rare opportunity for students looking to transition to a new career in Robotics, yet coming from a background outside computing. Whether your experience lies in science, mathematics, technology or arts, this pathway programme is a timely opportunity to become well-versed in the advanced, innovative field of human-robot interaction.

The programme educates graduates in the discipline of engineering robots that assist human beings in a manner that humans can control and shape. It is designed to meet the increasing demand in industry for experts to design, program, build and maintain robots that interact meaningfully and usefully with us in typical human social settings.

Entry Requirements

Admission requires a good honours degree at UK 2:2 level (minimum), with evidence of numeracy and familiarity with a programming language.

This programme is designed for students with a non-Computer Science background who would benefit from a foundational year to help them to make a successful transition into HRI and therefore, students will only be recruited into Year 1 of this programme. There is no direct entry into Year 2 of this programme.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

24 months

Faculty

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Department

Computer Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy