A MultiTouch Coffee Table

Speaker: Dmitry Pyryeskin, University of Waterloo

Surface computing strives to replace common I/O devices and GUI elements with physical objects, making human-computer interaction more intuitive and natural. Since the release of Microsoft Surface in 2007, the interest in surface computing has been growing significantly, and a number of commercial and custom-made devices have been developed. This presentation will focus on the multi-touch coffee table located in AI lab, specifically on the hardware and software it is based on and existing multi-touch applications; it will also discuss development of application for surface-based computers.