Research Institute of Electrical Communication Tohoku University



Tuesday, October 27, 2015
RIEC Main building #M531, Tohoku University


Shape of Things to Come



Sriram Subramanian

Professor at School of Engineering & Informatics, University of Sussex, UK.



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.


【Short Bio】

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 (till July 2015) and prior to this a senior scientist at Philips Research Netherlands. He holds an ERC Starting Grant and has received funding from the EU FET-open call. In 2014 he was one of 30 young scientists invited by the WEF to attend their Summer Davos. Subramanian is also the co-founder of Ultrahaptics a spin-out company that aims to commercialise the mid-air haptics enabled by his ERC grant. In 2015, Ultrahaptics won the CES 2015 top pick award for Best Enabling Technology. Prof. Subramanian’s research has been featured in several news media outlets around the world including CNN, BBC and Fox-News.

Date :
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 15:10-16:10
Place :
RIEC Main building #M531, Tohoku University