New user interfaces

New user interfaces

7 May 2018
automatisation digitaltransformation VirtualReality
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Human-machine collaboration looks set to intensify over the coming years.

But for two entities with different languages to collaborate they need effective communication interfaces – and that’s what we’re zooming in on here.

Interfaces are vital for learning new tech and are central to users deciding whether to take up that tech.

The mouse and keyboard combo currently reigns supreme in the world of computer interfaces, much like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the world of football.

But what interfaces will there be for our future cobots (collaborative robots)? Thanks to technological advances we can now do much more than just move a cursor or click on a button.

We’ve already got voice commands – which are gradually being introduced into our cars and homes, etc. – but there are endless other possibilities.

One example is eye tracking, pioneered by the Japanese start-up, FOVE, which has created an eye tracking virtual reality headset.

Pressing a button is becoming so “has been” and soon all we’ll have to do is look at something for it to work.

We’re going to have to get used to these types of innovations…

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