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1311, 2019

Mantis force feedback: Affordable – Scalable – Simple

By | November 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

More great work from BIG at UIST 2019Gareth Barnaby’s Mantis system for scaleable haptics. Could this be an “Arduino for haptics” – making the technology accessible and affordable to grass-roots researchers?

1110, 2018

Gromit VR Experience

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

The BIG Lab’s Gareth Barnaby has helped develop a Virtual Wallace and Gromit experience for children at the Bristol Children’s Hospital! This summer, thousands of people enjoyed the Grand Appeal’s Gromit Unleashed 2 trail, which saw 67 sculptures of Aardman characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw enlivening the streets, buildings and parks of Bristol. Gareth worked with Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and local games company Large Visible Machine to put together ‘Gromit Unleashed 2 VR Experience’ a virtual Gromit-trail experience which allowed patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital to experience the sculpture trail without leaving the hospital. Cracking! Read more

2004, 2018

Eight papers accepted at CHI 2018

By | April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Our latest work will be presented at CHI next week. We have eight papers accepted including two honorables mentions.

Isabel Qamar, Rainer Groh, David Holman and Anne Roudaut.
HCI meets Material Science: A Literature Review of Morphing Materials for the Design of Shape-Changing Interfaces. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018. ACM. Honorable mention.

Hyunyoung Kim, Celine Coutrix, Anne Roudaut. Morphees+: Refining the Shape Resolution Taxonomy Through Everyday Reconfigurable Objects. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018. ACM. Honorable mention.

Jason Alexander, Anne Roudaut, Jürgen Steimle, Kasper Hornbæk, Miguel Bruns Alonso, Sean Follmer, Timothy Merritt. Grand Challenges in Shape-Changing Interface Research. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018. ACM.

Hyunyoung Kim, Celine Coutrix, Anne Roudaut. KnobSlider: Bottom-Up Design of a Shape-Changing UI for Parameters Control. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018. ACM.

Rachel Eardley, Anne Roudaut, Steve Gill, Stephen J Thompson. Investigating How Smartphone Movement is Affected by Body Posture. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018. ACM.

Oussama Metatla, Clare Cullen. “Bursting the Assistance Bubble”: Designing Inclusive Technology with Children with Mixed Visual Abilities. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018. ACM.

Oussama Metatla, NIck Bryan-Kinns, Tony Stockman. “I Hear You”: Understanding Awareness Information Exchange in an Audio-only Workspace. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018. ACM.

Amid Ayobi, Tobias Sonne, Paul Marshall, Anna L Cox. Flexible and Mindful Self-Tracking: Design Implications from Paper Bullet Journals for Personal Informatics. In the proceeding of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018. ACM.

2507, 2016

8 Summer Interns conducting Research within BIG

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

This summer, 8 Interns are conducting research in the BIG and uNDT lab:

Abanoub Ghobrial -> Acoustic Tractor Beams with Metasurfaces
Anne-Claire Bourland -> EMG detection of mumbled and suvocalized words
Peter Gorman -> Beamformer Parametric Speaker
Patricia Deud -> Analysis of grasp gestures
Ravi Singh -> 3D printing with Ultrasound and DLP projectors
Tom Corkett -> Arrays of microphones for interactive sound location and focused listening.
Luke Cox -> 3D Finite Differences Time Domain simulations of wave propagation on metamaterials
Rhys Hodson -> Acoustic Abduction Rays

In the picture (from left to right): top) Abanoub Ghobrial, Peter Gorman, Anne-Claire Bourland, Tom Corkett; bottom) Asier Marzo and Jess McIntosh.