The UbiVCR introduces a ``buttonless interface'' approach to remote control
of consumer electronics appliances. Exploiting contextual knowledge concerning
the user's viewing habits, the current program being viewed, and database
information, the system responds to voice commands in order to facilitate
time-consuming tasks such as VCR record timer programming and tape searching.
Building on an earlier, multi-program, two-computer prototype, a PC-based
system was developed that offers similar functionality within a single
program. This simpler platform will serve as the basis for further experiments
comparing ease-of-use and efficiency of speech controlled interfaces versus
their button-based remote-control counterparts.
G. Gagnon, H. Tam, J. Cooperstock
Mon Jun 26 21:22:20 GMT 2000