UCLIC Research Seminar Series

SEMINAR 10th Feb: Sriram Subramanian – Shape of Things to Come
Sriram Subramanian, University of Sussex


SEMINAR 10th Feb: Sriram Subramanian – Shape of Things to Come


One of the visions on my research is to deliver novel experiences to users without instrumenting them with wearable or head-mounted displays. My team has been exploring various technical solutions to creating systems that can deform and transform into new objects or shapes while still supporting the display of visual content. For example, we created shape-changing tablets that can show maps with topographical information and morphing mirrors that can enable new forms of augmentation. In this talk, I will present some of our recent projects on this topic and conclude with the use of acoustic radiation forces to create shape-shifting atoms.


Sriram Subramanian is a Professor of Informatics at the University of Sussex where he leads a research group on novel interactive systems. Before joining Sussex, he was a Professor of Human-computer Interaction at the University of Bristol and prior to this a senior scientist at Philips Research Netherlands. He is specifically interested in rich and expressive input combining multi-touch, haptics and touchless gestures. He is also the co-founder of Ultrahaptics, a spin-out company that aims to commercialise the mid-air haptics enabled by his ERC grant.