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Prof. Bob Stone

Director

Human Interface Technologies Team


Tel:   (+44) (0)121 414 7395


Mob: (+44) (0)7740 858901


e-mails:

r.j.stone@bham.ac.uk  


profbobstone@aol.com



www.birmingham.ac.uk/stone

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The University of Birmingham’s Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team, based within the School of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering (EECE) has been pioneering the development and uptake of serious games, interactive media and telerobotic technologies in the UK since 2003, building on over 25 years of experience in the domain of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Simulation and Robotics.

The Team’s participation within the UK’s Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre (HFI DTC) between 2003 and 2012 provided excellent opportunities to work closely with stakeholders and end users in the development of methodologies supporting human-centred design and concept capability demonstrators for games-based part-task trainers and novel human interface concepts for real and virtual telerobotic systems.

The HIT Team’s award-winning research is helping to avoid the technology push failures evident in the Advanced Robotics and VR “eras” of the 1980s and ‘90s by developing and evaluating demonstrators that emphasise the importance of exploiting human factors knowledge when specifying issues such as task and context fidelity, learning content, evaluation metrics and appropriate interactive technologies.

View HIT Team Brochure