HAPLÓS/Bisensorial EXHIBIT: A speculative, adaptive, and wearable technology for inducing mental states using touch
How might cognitive wellness and therapeutic practices look in the future? Can mental discord be treated autonomously? Given that people are different and will therefore need different interventions, how can autonomous brain based therapy technologies be tailored to suit the needs of individuals at any given time? Have a look at one potential future of therapeutic treatment and what this future looks like right now.
Listen to yourself looking
Our eyes scan the world extracting information form the visual scene, often without our conscious control. In this project we turn those 'saccadic' eye movements into sounds. We invite you to view pictures on a screen and listen to the sounds of your eye movements. The sounds you hear will depend on when and where you look, and the visual patterns your eyes focus on when they pause.
Virtual Reality tadpole tail
In this hi-tech pond-dipping experiment, get closer to nature through data. Watch and interact with our Virtual Reality visualisation of a biologically realistic anatomical and functional model of an African Claw-Toed Frog Tadpole’s spinal cord.
Step into a mixed reality world with your smartphone and play KlingKlangKlong, a location-based, multi-player audio experience.
The exciting Synesthesia machine
People who have Synesthesia often experience words and numbers as colours, elaborate structures, or even scents. Step inside one of the machine booths and two players can experience a union of the senses from two separate locations using interactive visual and audio technology.
Artificial smiling voice
Communication is so much more than just words, it consists of grammar, posture, tone – and smiles. This exhibition will allow you listen to a number of manipulated artificial voices and see how much smiling you would attribute to these voices.
Drone with desires
Watch land listen out for our winged intelligence model – a drone with desires - that decides where to travel using an artificial neural network based on a magnetic resonance image scan of artist Agatha Haines’ brain.
Conversations are amazing! Although we usually find the experience enjoyable and even relaxing, if you think about what is involved, then the pleasures of conversation may seem rather surprising. In "Conversation Piece", we will transform your conversations into music so you can hear the amazing world of sound you create when talking with someone else.
FIT with NAO
Have you ever seen a robot work out? While this would be quite easy to program, but mostly useless for the robot, it is much more interesting, difficult, and useful to have a robot help you working out. And this is exactly what FIT with NAO is about: our researcher do not only have a robot helping you in strengthening you positive imagery, but they also know why this works from a scientific point of view. So please come and have a look at this demonstration video of FIT.
Cheap tele-operated robot arm project (CHAP)
Robots are very useful – and very expensive. Building a robot can easily cost many thousands or even millions, especially if they are not just going to look cute, but will actually assist you or do some useful work. Also most robot companies will keep their robot design a secret and (re-)develop everything, instead of sharing their knowledge. This CHAP addresses both of these problems: it is aimed at developing a design for a tele-operated mobile manipulator costing less than £5000. The design is developed at Plymouth University and will be open source for anyone to build and improve.
Fitting a population's visual preferences into an artificial intelligence
How can a computer possibly learn which images look nice and what pictures are just … not so? Sending each of them to art school might not do the trick and their hardware will be outdated by the time they graduate anyway….so can we rely on AI to teach a computer to be an art critic?