A few day ago, Prof Andrew Kun, Andras Fekete and I visited the Intelligent Environments ’08 Conference in Seattle, WA. An earlier post already introduced this conference on eceblogger. We presented three works there. Andras had a great poster on the deployment of his new P54 PDA software. The poster session took place in the afternoon of the first day. I think his work drew the biggest crowd.
Andras presented the PDA study with great confidence and answered the questions flawlessly. Besides him, I also presented my research results from the past year. I had two oral presentations. The first one was on the steering wheel sensor device. This was a mixture of a regular slide-show presentation and a demonstration. For this purpose we shipped out a scaled down version of our driving simulator equipped with the new sensor. Here, we are testing the system right before the the start of the presentation.
Luckily, none of the equipment got broken during transportation, so everything worked perfectly. My other presentation took place in the afternoon of the second day. It was on the results of the PTT glove experiment that we mentioned here before. This presentation also went smoothly.
The conference was organized very nicely, with helpful hosts and great food. They even scheduled a visit for us to see the Microsoft Home project. The location of the conference was on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle. It proved to be a beautiful place. I didn’t even know that there are campuses in the USA that are built in gothic style. I have seen this before only in Europe. Here Andras and Andrew explore the square in front of the landmark library building of the university, that looks more like a gothic cathedral.
Thanks go to Prof Kun for helping us and actively participating in writing all three papers (second author on all of them). Also, thanks to Erika Clifford for doing all the logistics for the trip and shipping the equipment.