Heriot-Watt University is recognised as an international leader in Robotics with a worldleading expertise in the area of human-robot interaction (HRI). This research area exists within the broad domain of Artificial Intelligence and has been identified as one of the fastest growing areas for the UK.
The leading demand within this growing market is for consumer and office robots. This demand is said to grow at a rate of 17% between 2014 and 2019; seven times faster than the market for manufacturing robots. As far as technological trends are concerned, companies will, in the near future, be concentrating on the collaboration of human and machine, simplified applications, and light-weight robots. Added to this are the two-armed robots, mobile solutions and the integration of robots into existing environments.
With this market growth in mind Heriot-Watt University has designed this brand new innovatory MSc programme that aims to educate graduates in the discipline of engineering robots that assist human beings in a manner that they will be able to control and shape the robot behaviour.