HRI is the study of interactions between humans and robots. Human–robot interaction is a multidisciplinary field with contributions from human–computer interaction, artificial intelligence, robotics, natural language understanding, design, and psychology.
Human–robot interaction has been a topic of both science fiction and academic speculation even before any robots existed. Because much of active HRI development depends on natural language processing, many aspects of HRI are continuations of human communications, a field of research which is much older than robotics.
Zaki Hussein talks founding Touchlab and pioneering work fitting TIAGo robot with e-skin to work in hospitals
We recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Zaki Hussein, the CEO & Founder of Touchlab, the award-winning startup that exists to solve the great challenge of touch in robotics, and specialises in electronic skin (e-skin) and teleoperated avatar