A marketing document for Intel distributed recently showcases the technical momentum taking place at the University of Florida (UF). The UF Department Computer & Information Science & Engineering and the Intel Software Academic Program are spearheading curriculum on Natural User Interaction (NUI). This emergent technology refines and expands how the human senses exchange with computers.
As the publication points out, NUI is a relatively new body of study, which examines concepts and development of technologies that utilize touch, sight and sound. The students are required to work in teams, assessing current systems, designing prototypes and making presentations, much like they will in the workforce.
The course uses Asus Android* MeMo tablets powered by Intel Atom processors to evaluate touch capability and understand the latest equipment. Students will have in-depth knowledge of gesture recognition algorithms and other complex mechanisms that will further attune computers to human commands.
The Intel Software Academic Program helps to ensure that students involved in this vanguard work are equipped with all the tools and know-how they need. Prestigious schools like UF are at the forefront of specialized industry trajectory because of efforts like these.
Computer & Information Science & Engineering
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