Experts on human-computer interaction
The way people interact with computers can have far-reaching impacts on our daily lives. WPI’s human-computer interaction experts are available to discuss how our relationship to computers can affect and influence our experiences in a wide range of interactions, including a visit to the hospital, the frontlines of protection from cyber threats, and even the simple use of a search engine.
As robots play ever increasing roles in many sectors of the economy, from manufacturing to healthcare, and in many aspects of everyday life, the need to understand how people and robots can coexist and collaborate productively and safely grows apace.
WPI experts on human-robot interaction approach this need in a variety of research projects. These include work on:
- the marriage of sophisticated algorithms, medical imaging, and the expertise of doctors in the guidance of surgical robots;
- the role of human experts in controlling nursing robots;
- and innovative was for people to control the actions of robots, including an electronic glove and a cap that monitors brain waves.
Professor Barton composes and performs electro acoustic music, designs and builds robots, and conducts psychological research. He combines these efforts in the development of technological tools that inspire creativity and... Read More
Professor Skorinko investigates social factors that influence our attitudes, decisions, and interactions. This includes factors such as stigmas, stereotypes, culture, and perspective taking. She also considers social-cultural... Read More
Professor Smith is an award-winning game designer. Her interdisciplinary work merges technical research in AI and HCI with creative practice in textiles and games, with a view towards addressing social issues and broadening... Read More