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Our elemental sense of collective flow

Descrizione del progetto

Acquisire informazioni sul flusso

Con l’evoluzione dell’automazione, le persone incorporano sempre più sistemi complessi e flussi di informazioni all’interno delle loro vite quotidiane. Tutto ciò implica il flusso, creato da corpi di entità individuali che mostrano i comportamenti sia collettivi che individuali seguendo un insieme di regole coordinato. Attraverso lo studio del sistema visivo umano e dei meccanismi su cui si basa nello svolgimento di compiti complessi sul flusso, gli esperti sono in grado di determinare ampi flussi di informazioni che possono essere utilizzati in diverse condizioni. Il progetto FLOW, finanziato dall’UE, si propone di studiare questo processo attraverso la raccolta di dati percettivi di osservatori umani e sviluppare modelli in linea con tali osservazioni umane.

Obiettivo

We are incorporating increasingly complex systems and information streams into our daily lives that involve flow (e.g. autonomous cars, social feeds, disaster information systems). This type of flow is created by a body of individual entities that show both collective and individual behaviours following a coordinated set of rules (e.g. flocks of birds, schools of fish, cars on highways). Designs implicitly assume that the human visual system processes collective flow in an effortless and veridical manner. But which properties of collective flow can we perceive and how sensitive are we to its parameters? Can we perceive 3D (e.g. smoke) as well as 2D flow (e.g. traffic) structures? By studying the human visual system and the mechanisms it relies on while performing complex tasks on flow we will learn how to efficiently deal with large streams of information under highly varying conditions. We will study this by gathering perceptual data of human observers and developing models that align with these human observations. Combining empirical studies involving psychophysical testing and theoretical inferences using neural networks we will arrive at an understanding of collective flow perception. Understanding human perception and the information basis of complex dynamics is of major importance for the design of human-centered complex dynamic systems. This fellowship will be carried out in Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), in the Netherlands, under the supervision of Prof. Sylvia Pont, in the Perceptual Intelligence lab. This multidisciplinary task force is renowned for its multidisciplinary work on real-world perception problems and offers unique training in application-oriented quantitative psychophysical work and cognitive ergonomics. It will offer me the opportunity to return to the Netherlands as a postdoc while broadening my expertise towards the applied realm and information communication design.

Parole chiave

Coordinatore

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 175 572,48
Indirizzo
STEVINWEG 1
2628 CN Delft
Paesi Bassi

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Regione
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 175 572,48