Innovative Interfaces for Work, Fun, and Affection

Monday, 31 July
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 207
Session Chair: Don Dorsey, Innovation Properties, LLC
Emerging Technologies Sketches

Submerging Technologies
Three interactive water displays: a tantalizing fountain that withdraws when a hand comes near, a musical harp that has water "strings," and a liquid touchscreen.

Paul H. Dietz
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)
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Jefferson Y. Han
New York University
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Jonathan Westhues
John Barnwell
William Yerazunis
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)
Tablescape Plus: Upstanding Tiny Displays on Tabletop Display
A novel tabletop display that utilizes placed objects as projection screens as well as input tools. It could open up possibilities for tabletop applications for games, simulation, education, and visualization.

Yasuaki Kakehi
Makoto Iida
Takeshi Naemura
The University of Tokyo
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Mitsunori Matsushita
NTT Communication Science Labs
AR Tennis
A collaborative augmented reality game for face-to-face interaction on mobile phones. Two users can play tennis on a virtual court superimposed on the real world.

Anders Henrysson
NVIS, Linköpings universitet
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Mark Bilinghurst
Mark Ollila
NVIS, Linköpings universitet
The Huggable: A New Type of Therapeutic Robotic Companion
A robotic companion featuring a full body "sensitive skin," novel voice coil actuators, cameras, microphones, an inertial measurement unit, and an embedded PC with 802.11g networking for relational affective touch.

Walter Dan Stiehl
Cynthia Breazeal
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
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Kuk-Hyun Han
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

Jeff Lieberman
Levi Lalla
Allan Maymin
Jonathan Salinas
Daniel Fuentes
Robert Toscano
Cheng Hau Tong
Aseem Kishore
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab