Summer School on
Social Human-Robot Interaction

The International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction welcomes PhD students and young researchers for an intensive five days of lectures and ateliers covering a wide range of topics in social HRI.

The summer school will be held at Christ's College, University of Cambridge, UK from Monday 26 August to Friday 30 August 2013.

The summer school will have a wide-ranging programme of lectures, discussions and hands-on ateliers on topics such as social signal processing, robotics and autism, child-robot interaction, multi-modal communication, natural language interaction, smart environments, robot assisted therapy, interaction design for robots, tools and technologies, and ethics. The school is for participants who seek a background and hands-on experience in the interdisciplinary science and technology supporting social human-robot interaction.

Interested students need to apply to the summer school via the online application process. Applicants will be notified after the selection process. Lectures, activities and meals are all collocated in Christ's College. Participants have the opportunity to stay in the college's student residencies.

There is also a cultural and social programme including a punting trip on the Cam and visits to landmarks in Cambridge.


The International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction is organised by Prof Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University), Dr Yiannis Demiris (Imperial College), Prof Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire), Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian (University of Hertfordshire).

It receives support from the FP7 ALIZ-E, ACCOMPANY and ROBOT-ERA projects, the euCognition Network of Excellence and the IEEE RAS Summer Schools programme.


For information and queries on registration, travel and attending, please email Joanne Clements ( or +44 1752 586309). For any other queries, please contact Tony Belpaeme (