and compliant contacts dynamics in the robot control problem. Regarding the former, to properly manage interaction dynamics on the robot control side, an estimation of the human behaviours and intentions is necessary. In this paper we present the building blocks of such a human-in-the-loop controller, and validate them in both simulation and on the iCub humanoid robot using a
human-robot interaction scenario. In this scenario, a human assists the robot in standing up from being seated on a bench.