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Enactive interfaces

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 002114

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

Coordinated by:

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

Italy

Project description

Multimodal interfaces

Enaction is a form of interaction realized in the form of sensory-motor responses and acquired by the act of "doing". It is a form of cognition inherently tied to actions, capable of directly conveying a non-symbolic form of knowledge.The objective of the ENACTIVE Network of Excellence is to join excellent researchers to define and develop reliable solutions for enactive interaction and overcome the two main bottlenecks of present Interface Technologies:

1. The need of increasing of artificial systems reactivity to reach the same level of human action-perception abilities in complex tasks.

2. The link of physical sensory-motor events (enactive experiences) with the symbolic information and knowledge technologies.

The Enactive interaction paradigm proposes a closed genuine link between actions and perceptions and may help overcoming barriers such as language differences as well as produce new means of study, creation and knowledge transmission among many others.Core research activities, coordinated at European level, include RandD on enactive devices and interfaces, computer models and metaphors, human and behavioral studies, multisensory data rendering, new trends in computer architecture, interfaces technologies and standards.The ultimate Network vision is to design a new kind of computerized machines, called Sensible Machines, adapted to our sensory-motor intelligence. Beside Thinking Machines, considered as machines based on language technologies that can perform reasoning, and beside Communicating Machines, intended as machines based on wireless communications and network technologies that allow humans to communicate between themselves, the Sensible Machine plays the role of a third complementary means. It will be a generic interface between the human senses and the external universe, that completes our computerized environments with the aim of rendering them more efficient and human oriented.

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Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

Address

Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34
56025 Pontedera (Pisa)

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Participants (25)

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT

Belgium

THE ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING (MCGILL UNIVERSITY)

Canada

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

MAX-PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

FUNDACION LABEIN

Spain

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS E INVESTIGACIONES TECNICAS DE GIPUZKOA

Spain

SONY FRANCE S.A.

France

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE

France

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER I

France

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

ASSOCIATION POUR LA CREATION ET LA RECHERCHE SUR LES OUTILS D'EXPRESSION

France

UNIVERSITE PIERRE MENDES FRANCE

France

UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD XI

France

MEDIALABEUROPE LIMITED

Ireland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

BOARD OF REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 002114

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

Coordinated by:

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

Italy