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Ambient Intelligence: Developing the Infrastructure for Building Interfaces

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  • Full or part time
    Dr T Morris
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  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
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Project Description

The most common interface to a desktop computer uses the WIMP model. But as computers are becoming more ubiquitous, more tied to a specific device and less bound to the desktop, this model is becoming less suitable. Think of the interface to the newest tv sets that use voice and gesture recognition; we can imagine household devices in the future having similar voice/gesture interfaces.

This topic is concerned with developing the infrastructure for building such interfaces. It will require a language of voice/gesture commands to be defined, with commands that can be interpreted as controls for a range of consumer devices. It will also look at how these commands are recognised using audio and video data; this is particularly difficult as the data is generally not of good quality - for example, the subject will probably not be facing a video camera.

Funding Notes

The School has full scholarship opportunities for home and EU students. For international students, the School has fees contribution awards. These awards are awarded on a competitive basis.

Candidates who have been offered a place for PhD study in the School of Computer Science may be considered for funding by the School. Further details on School funding can be found at: http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/phd/funding/school-studentships/.


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