Project

Goal-Oriented Interfaces for Consumer Electronics

Consumer electronics devices are becoming more complicated, intimidating users. These devices do not know anything about everyday life or human goals, and they show irrelevant menus and options. We are building Roadie, a system with knowledge about the user's intentions to help the device to display relevant information to reach the user's goal. For example, a DVD player might suggest a sound configuration based on the movie it is playing. This will lead to more human-like interactions with these devices. We have constructed a Roadie interface to real consumer electronics devices: a television, set top box, and smart phone. The devices communicate over Wi-Fi, and use the UPnP protocols.

Consumer electronics devices are becoming more complicated, intimidating users. These devices do not know anything about everyday life or human goals, and they show irrelevant menus and options. We are building Roadie, a system with knowledge about the user's intentions to help the device to display relevant information to reach the user's goal. For example, a DVD player might suggest a sound configuration based on the movie it is playing. This will lead to more human-like interactions with these devices. We have constructed a Roadie interface to real consumer electronics devices: a television, set top box, and smart phone. The devices communicate over Wi-Fi, and use the UPnP protocols.