|Assignment 4: Project report
||09-07-2021, 23:00 Berlin local time.
|Assignment 3: Project presentation
||The schedule announced on the Moodle.
|Assignment 2: Project proposal
|| 13-05-2021, 16:00, Berlin local time.
|Assignment 1: Project team formation
|| 21-04-2021, 16:00 Berlin local time.
Assingment 4: Project report
The main idea of the report is to present the work that you have done as a group for the seminar.
The length of the project report should be 5-6 pages. The latex, docx, and odt formats of the report
can be found in the links [1,2]. You can modify the template based on your project outputs. The suggested
sections of the report are listed below:
Due date: you can submit your project report (in .pdf, .odt, or .docx format) till the end of the semester.
You can also submit an intermediate draft of your report to get feedback on the state of the project.
- Abstract: A paragraph that introduces the main idea of the project, methods, and results.
- Introduction: Frame your problem and the reasons that motivate you to solve this problem
in the multimodal machine learning field. You can also briefly mention your results.
- Related work: Introduce the studies related to your project based on the papers that you
read and emphasize the differences in your project.
- Methods: Describe the methods that you have employed to achieve the results or critically evaluate the methods performed in the HRI studies that you read, including dataset specifications, preprocessing steps, machine learning models, evaluation metrics, etc.
- Results and discussion: Present your results by clearly defining your evaluation methods. You can also compare your results with similar studies in the literature. Bear in mind that the quantifiable results (or evaluations) would be appreciated. In this section, you can also discuss the limitations of your approach and provide some educated guesses to mitigate these limitations.
- Reproducibility of the study: List the software stack that you have used for the project and provide a working link for your Gitlab repository. If your project belongs to project type 1, you can skip this section.
- Conclusion: Briefly present what has been achieved and emphasize the key results. Additionally, you can introduce future studies of your work in different settings. If you face any ethical question during your project, you can briefly mention in this section.
- Author contributions: Briefly describe the contributions of the team members to the whole project.
If you are the only one in the project, you can omit this section.
- References: List the resources that you used for your project, including paper, reports,
blogs, online repositories, etc. We recommend you to follow the IEEE reference guide to cite resources .
Note: We will not tolerate a plagiarism attempt for the report submission, please take it very seriously.
To be more concrete, we will follow the IEEE practices to define and determine the act of plagiarism in the reports .
 docx and odt templates
 latex template
 IEEE reference guide
 IEEE plagiarism FAQ
Assingment 3: Project presentation
The progress presentation is an opportunity to show the current state of your project and get feedback from your peers. Please note that you do not need to show the results for the full project. However, we will expect visible progress (or preliminary results) since the project proposal. The presentation should be 30 minutes long, including the Q&A session, and all team members should present and answer questions at the end of the presentation.
Due date: You can find the schedule of the presentation in the Moodle. Please send your presentation
to firstname.lastname@example.org one day before your presentation date. Note that you do not
need to send the finalized presentation.
- Project title, team member names, and course title
- Project objective and team motivation: You can briefly describe your aim and the motivation of the project.
- Brief literature review: You can summarize the approaches that exist in the literature and explain your approach by comparing it with the state-of-art studies. This should include briefly describing the papers your project was mainly based upon.
- HRI experiment flow (if any): Provide a diagram that summarizes your experiment flow, including design decision, robot and dataset specification, and the experiment evaluation metrics. Here you can use the week 6 slides of the seminar.
- Results (or preliminary results): Provide figures, graphs, tables to present the results for your project,
even if they are preliminary.
- Concluding remarks and future works: You should provide the conclusions of your current state of the project.
You can also share some lessons learned which might be useful for the other students. If your project can be integrated into a
different problem, you can provide some pointers.
- Ethical aspects of your project: If you think your project might lead to some ethical concerns, please mention it.
- Some back-up slides: You can prepare back-up slides for the questions that you can expect from the audience.
Assingment 2: Project proposal
In this assignment, the teams should submit a brief description, ideally 1.5
pages long, of their project proposal. The topic of your project is shown in
the table in the Seminar Groups section. Note that the (selected) topic of your
project was assigned based on your paper preferences, i.e., the top three papers
of your (or your group) choice.
The project teams can propose the following projects.
Project type 1: A proposal on a topic of HRI by critically evaluating
studies such as social learning, programming by demonstration, HRI applications, etc.
Here, you should select an area of focus in HRI and read 7-10 papers to review the
state-of-art studies, critically.
Project type 2: A proposal on reproducing or re-purposing an HRI study.
Here, you can select one of the papers in the reading list and then adapt the model and
dataset introduced in the paper to replicate the study or re-purpose the study for
different tasks or models.
You can use the suggested template in latex or word format [1,2]. The proposal should include the followings:
 docx and odt templates
- The title of your project and list of team members
- A paragraph that presents the objectives and motivation of the project
- A paragraph that describes the Methods: HRI topics, experiment, or concepts
- A paragraph on ethical concerns of your project
- A paragraph on expected outcomes of the project
 latex template
Assingment 1: Project team formation
In this assignment, students should form a team with 2-3 members and choose their top three publications from the section:
Papers list for seminar project in the Moodle pages (Section 6) and write a summary of the selected papers. The suggested
length of a summary for each paper is 2-3 paragraphs.
Note that we do not recommend a single-person project. Please contact us in advance if you are planning to propose a single-person project. Please use the Moodle forum to find a group member.
- If you already have a group, the papers should be summarized by the group, i.e, one group with
three papers. Then one of the group members should send summaries in any format (e.g., plain text, pdf)
with group member's names and surnames to email@example.com.
- If you do not have a group (or could not form a group) till the deadline, you should summarize three
papers by yourself, i.e, one student with three papers. Then you should send your summaries in any format
(e.g., plain text, pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you could not form a team, we will try to create a group with the students who choose the top three
papers on similar topics.