Section: Overall Objectives

Overall Objectives

Pervasive Interaction develops theories and models for context aware, sociable interaction with systems and services that are dynamically composed from collections of interconnected smart objects. The project uses of situation models as a technological foundation for situated behavior for smart objects and services.

The research program for Pervasive Interaction is designed to respond to the following four research questions:

  • Q1: What are the most appropriate computational techniques for acquiring and using situation models for situated behavior by smart objects?

  • Q2: What perception and action techniques are most appropriate for situated interaction with smart objects?

  • Q3: Can we use situation modelling as a foundation for sociable interaction with smart objects?

  • Q4: Can we use situated smart objects as a form of immersive media?

The Pervasive Interaction team was initially formed as a provisional project team of the Inria Grenoble Rhone-Alpes Research Center in April 2016. In November 2017, Pervasive Interaction has been officially designated as an Inria project team. For technical reasons, some publications and results from November and December 2017 are excluded from this report.