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Interactional Conference on Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) 2016

After 3 years of ACI conferences, this was the first year ACI has branched out forming its own conference supported by ACM. With two workshops over the first day, full and short papers, extended abstracts and posters this year’s ACI2016 conference brought out the experts in the new and upcoming field of animal computing…. read more

DOGUINO: SENSING A DOGS MOVEMENT WITH ARDUINO AND PIRS

During my endeavour to facilitate dog interaction, part of this includes being able to sense a dog to allow for ordinary interactions through normal movements. Whilst I have previously made heart rate monitors for dogs with Arduino, this blog takes a step into sensing a dogs movement… read more

thumbnail_Orangutan Drawing 2.jpg TECHNOLOGY AT THE ZOO

With the special issue in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS) in ACI coming out, I decided to take an in-depth look at the papers currently in press. With pet animals dominating the ACI field, one article caught my eye: ‘Interactive technology and human-animal encounters at the zoo’. TO find out more I interviewed the first author, Sarah Webber… read more

WHERE HCI MEETS ACI

Participation call for a one-day workshop at NordiCHI’16 which aims to examine the interactions and the space between HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and ACI (Animal Computer Interaction) focusing on the transferability of methods and ideas between the fields… read more

FINDING OUT ABOUT HORSE COMPUTER INTERACTION

Imagine leaving your dog at home while it turns on the smart TV and chooses a programme to watch. Meanwhile you visit a zoo where you play interactive touchscreen games with the apes and watch the dolphins using sonar to order their lunch. In the field behind you, a farmer is stroking his flock of chickens virtually, leaving the drones to collect sheep while the cows milk themselves. Welcome to the unusual world of animal technology.. read more

 ACI Symposium at measuring behaviour

Find out about the ACI Symposium, talks given and questions asked at Measuring Behaviour conference 2016. read more

FINDING OUT ABOUT HORSE COMPUTER INTERACTION

In March earlier this year, Steve North published an article on horse-computer interaction. As someone new to the area of horse-computer interaction, I got in contact with Steve to find out more about the systems he plans to develop and his ethics and methods behind horses in ACI.. …. read more

INTERVIEW WITH PETCUBE 

Today I invite you to delve into finding out about another dog-technology: Petcube an interactive device for dogs and cats.. …. read more

TALK FROM UXUP UK ON DOG COMPUTER INTERACTION

On the 25th of February this year I gave a talk at UXPA UK in London on User Experience (UX) of designing computer technology for animals (scroll down for video). …. read more

MEASURING BEHAVIOR ANIMAL COMPUTER INTERACTION SYMPOSIA

Introduction and a quick galnce at the papers being presented in May at the symposia …. read more

A CONVERSATION ABOUT INTRA-ACTION AND ANIMAL COMPUTING

A discussion between two ACI researchers on Karen Barad’s theory of agential realsm and intra-actions. How can this apply to ACI? …. read more

 INTERVIEW WITH CLEVERPET: AN AT HOME DEVICE FOR DOGS

CleverPet is a new at home device for dogs. Within thia blog is an Interview with myself, Patricia Pons and the CEO and Founder of CleverPet Leo Trottier. …. read more

 UXPA: UK. UX CHALLANEGES

Next month I will be giving a talk on the UX (User Experience) challenges of designing with dogs at the UK event User Experience Proffessional Association (UXPA). …. read more

 Doguino: Measuring a Dogs Heartbeat 

The designing, making and testing of a dog heart beat monitor using Arduino & ear clip. …. read more

Participation Call: HCI Goes to the Zoo!

This year at CHI2016 a workshop will be held called ‘HCI Goes to the Zoo’! The workshop is being ran by PhD Student Sarah Webbe…. read more

Can Interactive Digital Gameplay Lower Stress Hormone Levels in Home Alone Dogs?

A study to see if Cortisol levels of dogs can be reduced through an interactive game for dogs left at home…. read more

 ScreenshotIs it possible to use Biometrics to Measure Dogs Emotions?

What is your pet dog really thinking? Could you attach a device to your dog and it translates what he/she is thinking? … read more

Call for Intrest: Drones and Radios to help Farmers Herd Sheep

The other week Svein-Olaf Hvasshovd contacted myself to start bringing together a larger project to help build drones to assist farmers … read more

umo_ableCan Inanimate Objects Influence Dogs Food Choices?

Today I found a lovely paper on ResearchGate exploring the social relationships and their representations between computer machinery and dogs…. read more

ACI@BHCI BannarAnimal Computer Interaction @ British Human Computer Interaction ACI@BHCI’15

This blog post will map the questions raised during this conference. It will also talk about the workshop activities and outcomes to give those… read more

lawnlawnLawn Defender Continued

Today I met with Vernon again who presented the new upgraded version of Lawn Defender in … read more

patritiaFuture Playful Interactive Environments for Animals

I got sent a book chapter (from Playful User Interfaces) by Patricia Pons, who I met at ACE’14, on the future of playful interactive setting for animals. The authors… read more

facetrackingACI@BHCI & Face Tracking with Dogs!

Today I have been recording a lovely 10 month old black Labrador watching different TV programs (humans/ animals/ dogs) on different screens. The work continues along the  … read more

lawnLawn Defender

I received an email from a lovely man named Vernon Funnell who was currently building a technology prototype (dubbed Lawn Defender) to repel dogs and cats away from his neighbour’s lawn…. read more

aceblogpostAHCI ACE’14 First International Conference for Animal Human Computer Interaction

On the 11th of November, the Advanced Computer Entertainment (ACE’14) Conference took place in Funchal (Madeira) hosting the first ... read more

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