October 14, 2002
More than 100 experts in human-computer interaction, working on ways to make computers and robots more responsive to people, will gather in Pittsburgh Oct. 14-16, as Carnegie Mellon University hosts the first IEEE-sponsored (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces. Multimodal interfaces combine qualities such as eye tracking, speech and gesture recognition, lip-reading and other human attributes that can make computers and robotics more accommodating to human needs.
The conference brings together researchers, developers and end-users of these technologies to present, demonstrate and discuss their latest work. Held at the the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, the conference will include a bus trip to the Carnegie Mellon campus Oct. 15 for demonstrations of some of the latest multimodal technologies. Carnegie Mellon researchers have been working in this area for more than a decade.