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Seminar - Using AR and VR Technologies for Empathic Computing

 
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Seminar - Using AR and VR Technologies for Empathic Computing
by Amali Weerasinghe - Monday, 24 October 2016, 4:27 PM
 

Using AR and VR Technologies for Empathic Computing - Prof. Mark Billinghurst

Empathic computing is a relatively new research field that involves using technology to recognise and share emotion. Physiological sensors, machine learning and wearable systems can be used to create computer interfaces that better enable people to understand the experience of others. This presentation discusses how AR and VR technology can be used to create empathic experiences. Work will be presented from the new Empathic Computing Lab established at the University of South Australia and other leading research laboratories worldwide. Key technical problems in the area will be discussed as well as directions for future research and opportunities for research collaboration. 

Venue: Barr Smith South, 3029, Flentje Lecture Theatre

Time: 3-4pm, 26 October (Wednesday)

Speaker

Mark Billinghurst is Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. He earned a PhD in 2002 from the University of Washington and researches innovative computer interfaces that explore how virtual and real worlds can be merged, publishing over 300 papers in topics such as wearable computing, Augmented Reality and mobile interfaces. Prior to joining the University of South Australia he was Director of the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury and he has previously worked at British Telecom, Nokia, Google and the MIT Media Laboratory. His MagicBook project, was winner of the 2001 Discover award for best entertainment application, and he received the 2013 IEEE VR Technical Achievement Award for contributions to research and commercialization in Augmented Reality. In 2013 he was selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.