Featured international cooperation projects:
NIW, Natural Interactive Walking, 2008 - 2011
The NIW project is a collaboration between five European institutions and one non-EU partner of excellent global standing, McGuill University .
McGill is the top research university in Canada (Macleans's 2005 and 2006 rankings) and is the only Canadian university to be ranked among the top 12 in the world ( Times 2007 rankings ).
- The Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM) is an inter-departmental inter-faculty research group at McGill, formed to facilitate and promote research on intelligent systems. The members of CIM seek to advance the state of knowledge in such domains as robotics, design, artificial intelligence, computer vision, medical imaging, haptics, systems and control and ultra-videoconferencing. CIM faculty and students come from the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
- Many of CIM's researchers are members of the Regroupement stratégique pour l'étude des Environnements PARTagés Intelligents répartis (REPARTI) , which studies distributed intelligent shared environments.
- The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) is a multi-disciplinary research group centred at McGill University. CIRMMT seeks to develop innovative approaches to the scientific study of music media and technology, to promote the application of newer technologies in science and the creative arts, and to provide an advanced research training environment. Its researchers are active on the national and international stage and are implicated in six European networks (S2S², Enactive Interfaces, Integra, BrainTuning, COST ConGAS, COST SID), and one French network (Consonnes).
- The Shared Reality Lab conducts research in Intelligent Environments and the communication of high-fidelity data between distributed users in such environments. The goal of Shared Reality is to achieve high-fidelity distributed interaction, with both real and virtual data, at levels of presence that support the most demanding applications, and to do so in spite of sensor and bandwidth limitations. The involvement in NIW will deal with the computational understanding and haptic synthesis of multimodal information.