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The discussion and findings from the 'Teaching Humans About Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)' workshop, held at the IEEE/Robotics Society of Japan International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 22, 2008, Nice, France, are presented. The workshop focused on low-cost robot kits made from servomotors and plastic water bottles and the resulting robot could take many configurations such as legs and snake structures and more emotive shapes similar to puppets. The discussions covered perfect syllabus or sequence of lectures for an HRI course and determined the perfect set of assignments and projects. The prerequisites for an HRI course depend on the target audience and scope of material, although probability and statistics was considered a universal prerequisite. The workshop found that a course development on robotics should consider industry needs, instructor constraints, and student learning preferences, as not all students will become HRI researchers.
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Murphy, R., Nomura, T., Billard, A., & Burke, J.