UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 1st November: Daniela Romano, UCLIC - From Bio-Affective to Brain Computer interfaces
Daniela Romano, UCLIC, University College London

Title

UCLIC Research Seminar 1st November: Daniela Romano, UCLIC - From Bio-Affective to Brain Computer interfaces

Abstract

Imagine a world where we can think about moving a robotic harm and it happens. Play a video game thinking about moving our arm or leg (without actually doing it). Science fiction? Virtual reality? or a real new possibility to interact with our digital world?

How close are we to use our brain electric emissions as a main stream interface? How easy and usable is a brain-computer interface?

Daniela will present how signals from the human body are transformed into a input that can be utilised to provide commands to a computer. We can now connect devices to the brain to accomplish things we can no longer do as paralysed. We are a step closer to the bionic human, where biological and machine-made elements can be to provide additional powers to our capacities. But could brain computer interface be the next main stream solution to support and improve our everyday life? Implications on our cognitive capacities and fatigue are also discussed

Biography

Dr Daniela Romano is a UCL Interaction Centre staff working at the junction of human, machine and simulations and the fruitful interactions amongst them. Daniela has a MSc/BSc in Computer Science with Maths, and has received her PhD in 2002 investigating how to support naturalistic decisions making with an Intelligent serious game at Leeds. Lecturer in 2004 and Senior Lecturer in 2010 at Sheffield Computer Science, Professor in 2015 at Edge Hill Computer Science, Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Interaction Centre in 2017.