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UbiComp VCR

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

Annual Report

Mon Jun 26 21:22:20 GMT 2000