Smart devices can seem dumb if they don't understand what's happening around them. Carnegie Mellon University researchers say environmental awareness can be enhanced by analyzing sound and vibrations. The researchers report today at the Association for Computing Machinery's User Interface Software and Technology Symposium in Berlin about two approaches -- one that uses the ubiquitous microphone, and another that employs a modern-day version of eavesdropping technology once used by the KGB.
- ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium
- Packard Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Qualcomm, Google Ph.D. Fellowship