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Eye-Controlled Machines (Projektnr. 855419)

The EyeControl project picks up on eye tracking techniques developed within the research team of the proposer, and will develop a framework for gaze-only machine controls.

A methodological apparatus of universal, general purpose, reusable control components will be developed, and validated within cyberphysical industrial systems scenarios (Industrie 4.0) with world leading Austrian and European industries: voestalpine Stahl and voestalpine Polynorm. EyeControl is supposed to tackle pressing problems in heavy-duty industry worker-machine interactions, among them being (i) the optimization of product quality based on human visual inspections, and (ii) the optimization of cognitive load sensitive, guided interactions in complex assembly tasks. On top of these, the anticipated EyeControl research results are considered to lay foundational ground for a new generation of Man-Machine interaction modalities, with potential of application also in domains like medical engineering, maintenance and construction, operations management and the like.

Consortium: Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbh, voestalpine Polynorm GmbH & Co KG, voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Funding: FFG, IKT der Zukunft - 4. Ausschreibung (2015)

Duration: 2016 - 2020

Publications:
EyeControl: Towards Unconstrained Eye Tracking in Industrial Environments
SUI ’18: The 6th ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, October 13–14, 2018, Berlin, Germany, Editors: ACM, 1 pages, DOI: 10.1145/3267782.3274673, October 2018.
Visually Perceived Relevance of Objects reveals Learning Improvements and Task Difficulty
PETRA ’18: The 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, June 26–29, 2018, Corfu, Greece., Editors: ACM, New York, 4 pages, DOI: 10.1145/3197768.3201520, June 2018.
Eyes are different than Hands: An Analysis of Gaze as Input Modality for Industrial Man-Machine Interactions
PETRA ’18: The 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, June 26–29, 2018, Corfu, Greece., Editors: ACM, New York, 8 pages, May 2018.
Contour-Guided Gaze Gestures: Using Object Contours as Visual Guidance for Triggering Interactions
ETRA ’18: 2018 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, June 14–17, 2018, Warsaw, Poland, Editors: ACM, New York, 10 pages, May 2018.
Contour-Guided Gaze Gestures: Eye-based Interaction with Everyday Objects and IoT Devices
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Internet of Things, ACM, 2 pages, DOI: 10.1145/3131542.3140262, October 2017.
Natural Pursuit Calibration: Using Motion Trajectories for Unobtrusive Calibration of Mobile Eye Trackers
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Internet of Things, ACM, 2 pages, DOI: 10.1145/3131542.3140271, October 2017.
Eyes are faster than Hands: An Analysis of Mobile Gaze-based Interaction with IoT Devices
Workshop on Handling the Internet of Things: Human-Computer Interaction Perspectives on IoT (in conjunction with IoT '17), Editors: to appear, 8 pages, October 2017.
Gaze-based Action Zones: A universal interaction modality for IoT devices
Workshop on Handling the Internet of Things: Human-Computer Interaction Perspectives on IoT (in conjunction with IoT '17), Editors: To appear, 7 pages, October 2017.