In this course research results on human-robot interaction are studied in light of recent developments in the area of Socially Assistive Robots. The following topics are addressed: 1. Requirements for a personal house robot when robots need to interact with people additional requirements arise; 2. Navigation in a domestic environment with people; 3. Verbal and non-verbal communication with people; 4. Intention recognition, context awareness and autonomy; 5. Integration with smart environments.