Hack a "Home of the Future" Computer Interface 

Introductory sessions (attend one):

Thu Jan 4, 10-11:00 am
Mon Jan 8, 4:00-5:00 pm

Place :

N51-337 House_n Laboratory

Led by:

Stephen Intille
Research Scientist
House_n: MIT Home of the Future Project 


Programming skills (preferably Java, but C++ ok)
At least 15 hours per week to devote

Enrollment is limited to 6 participants. Not for credit.


In the MIT Home of the Future interactive environment under construction in N51, we have software tools that:

  • track people using computer vision,
  • identify and track objects on our "digital table",
  • play directional sounds,
  • control moveable cameras,
  • transmit video and audio via the net, and 
  • control X10 appliances and sensors.

Your challenge? Use these tools, your programming skills, and your creativity to create a next-generation user interface prototype that does something fun, innovative, surprising, entertaining, and/or educational. House_n researchers working on computational sensing and new user interfaces will offer guidance and technical help. You will work independently or in small teams throughout IAP.  Projects will require a minimum of 15 hours per week of design and programming time.

If you are interested, please register as soon as possible (but definitely before January 8) by sending email that describes why you are interested in this seminar and your relevant background.

Last updated: 11/26/02