THRISS Student Projects Presentations


  • Kristína Malinovská FMPI, Comenius University in Bratislava


Social interaction is not always an easy task. Others’ behavior might be ambiguous and hard to grasp. As a result, sometimes it is difficult to establish a common ground, the minimum requisite of reciprocal understanding required for interactions to be meaningful, and this is particularly true for social interactions between humans and robots, the study of which is generally termed the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). While humans develop their socio-cognitive abilities for improving mutual understanding quite early in their lives, robots lack such skills. Utilizing cognitive modeling within cognitive robotics is a way to make robots more considerate and aware of people as well as make their behavior more legible and explainable and make robots more socially appealing and available. Not just the appearance, but behavior and interaction of robots with humans should lead people to trust them, rendering this trust as justified. At the intersection of Social Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, and Cognitive Robotics, research calls for a multidisciplinary effort. The Trustworthy Human-Robot Interaction Summer School (THRISS) promotes this multifaceted approach encouraging the students to work in groups on theoretical research proposals in the area of HRI. They will elaborate their proposed experimental designs, methodologies and insight on their tasks in this final presentation session. 

THRISS is organized within the scope of the international collaboration among the Comenius University of Bratislava (SK), the University of Hamburg (DE), and the Italian Institute of Technology (IT) under the Horizon Europe project TERAIS, under the Grant agreement number 101079338.