INTERACT

Dynamic Aware Interiors

My group is pursuing a vision of reactive interior spaces which are aware of people’s actions and transform according to changing needs. We envision furniture and walls that act as interactive displays and that shapeshift to the correct physical form, and the appropriate interactive visual content and modality. This talk illustrates the recent efforts toward realizing our vision.

Yoshifumi Kitamura is a Professor at Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University. He received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD. degrees in Engineering from Osaka University in 1985, 1987 and 1996, respectively. Prior to Tohoku University, he was an Associate Professor at Graduate School of Engineering and Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University (1997-2010), and before that he was a researcher at ATR Communication Systems Research Laboratories (1992-1996) and Canon Inc. (1987-1992). His lab’s web page is at http://www.icd.riec.tohoku.ac.jp/index-e.html.