AIUB Community of Engineering Students (ACES) organized a seminar titled “IMPORTANCE OF DESIGN RESEARCH IN HUMAN ROBOT INTERACTION (HRI)” on February 12, 2020. The event took place at the Seminar Room 3202, Annex 3, AIUB. The program commenced at 3:30 pm with the participation of 70 students from the Department of EEE, CSE and CoE of AIUB. The purpose of the seminar was to provide substantial information on the importance of design and research in human-robot interaction along with the impact of the upsurge of intelligent robots in society.

The seminar began with the inaugurating speech given by Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain (Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB). He started by expressing his appreciation to the speaker and talked about the emergence of robotics and its impact in the industrial revolution. He also mentioned how Robotics is a multidisciplinary subject and its application across various fields. Afterwards, speaker of the seminar Mohammad Shidujaman (PhD Candidate, Department of Information Art and Design, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University) initiated his presentation with the evolution of Robotics in Bangladesh and the importance of design in HRI. He also briefed the audience about the main objective of his research and its focus on social robots, its design and various applications. Then, he presented different pictures and examples related to his experiments and the process of developing robots which can effectively interact with humans as well as which will help people in their daily lives. He interacted with the audience and faculties during the seminar and concluded his presentation by encouraging the students to explore the design and research of Robotics. Lastly, Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman (Professor & Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) conveyed the closing speech where he encouraged the students to find suitable research topics and careers in the field of Robotics as it is a vast subject with huge opportunities.

At the end of the seminar, Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman (Professor & Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) provided the certificate and token of appreciation to thes speaker Mohammad Shidujaman (PhD Candidate, Department of Information Art and Design, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University). Finally, a group photograph was taken with all the participants. Dr. Md. Kabiruzzaman (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB), Dr. Ferdous Jahan Shaun (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) , Dr. Md. Rifat Hazari (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB), and Abir Ahmed (Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Motivator, ACES) graced the event with their presence.

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