Robotics-augmented Smartphones

Robotics-augmented Smartphones 2019-01-08T10:09:27+00:00

3rd Dec at  2-3pm
MVB room 4.01

Marc Teyssier from DIVA Group at Télécom ParisTech and La Sorbonne HCI Group will be talking about his work with Robotics-augmented Smartphones.
Abstract: I will be presenting my work on MobiLimb, a small 5-DOF serial robotic manipulator attached to a mobile device. It (1) overcomes some limitations of mobile devices (static, passive, motionless); (2) preserves their form factor and I/O capabilities; (3) can be easily attached to or removed from the device; (4) offers additional I/O capabilities such as physical deformation and (5) can support various modular elements such as sensors, lights or shells. I illustrate its potential through three classes of applications: As a tool, MobiLimb offers tangible affordances and an expressive controller that can be manipulated to control virtual and physical objects. As a partner, it reacts expressively to users’ actions to foster curiosity and engagement or assist users. As a medium, it provides rich haptic feedback such as strokes, pat and other tactile stimuli on the hand or the wrist to convey emotions during mediated multimodal communications. I will then talk about my future work.

Forthcoming Seminars

Alan Dix – 17th January
Sufficient Reason: Machine Learning Bias and the Artificial Intelligence Explainability Toolkit
Michael Proulx – 28th February
The role of visual experience for spatial cognition

Previous Seminars

Marc Teyssier – 3rd December at 2-3pm
Robotics-augmented Smartphones
Duncan Brumby – 29th November at 1-2pm
Reflections on the Value of HCI Research Training
Audrey Girouard – 25th October at 1-2pm
Deformable user interactions: techniques and applications
Joel Eaton – 6th September 1-2pm
Building creative systems for users with severe motor disabilities
Marcos Serrano and Sandra Bardot – 10th July, 11-12pm
Facilitating interaction with large data spaces: novel devices and non-visual techniques