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Using an Autonomous Cube for Basic Navigation and Input

Van Laerhoven, Kristof and Villar, Nicolas and Kortuem, Gerd and Gellersen, Hans and Schmidt, Albrecht (2003) Using an Autonomous Cube for Basic Navigation and Input. In: 5th international conference on Multimodal interfaces. , pp. 203-211.

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a low-cost and practical approach to achieve basic input using a tactile cube-shaped object, augmented with a set of sensors, processor, batteries and wireless communication. The algorithm we propose combines a finite state machine model incorporating prior knowledge about the symmetrical structure of the cube, with maximum likelihood estimation using multivariate Gaussians. The claim that the presented solution is cheap, fast and requires few resources, is demonstrated by implementation in a small-sized, microcontroller-driven hardware configuration with inexpensive sensors. We conclude with a few prototyped applications that aim at characterizing how the familiar and elementary shape of the cube allows it to be used as an interaction device.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 697 cs_uid ; 1
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12231
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 12:04
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2014 00:31
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12231

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