Microsoft Research shows Commute UX, and other Computing Technologies

Microsoft Research TechFest 2009, visitors immersed themselves in technologies that promise to change the way people interact with computers, take advantage of new computing power from manycore processors and make datacenters far more energy-efficient. Two particular datacenter projects were on display:• Closed-Loop Control Systems for the Datacenter• Low-Power Processors for the Datacenter Other projects:• Commute UX: Dialog […]

Craig Mundie (center), Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer, and Rick Rashid (left), Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research, watch a demonstration by researcher Ivan Tashev (right) of Commute UX, which allows drivers to interact with devices and information in their cars, using speech and touch. Microsoft Research TechFest 2009, Redmond, Wash., Feb. 24, 2009.Microsoft Research TechFest 2009, visitors immersed themselves in technologies that promise to change the way people interact with computers, take advantage of new computing power from manycore processors and make datacenters far more energy-efficient.

Two particular datacenter projects were on display:
• Closed-Loop Control Systems for the Datacenter
• Low-Power Processors for the Datacenter

Other projects:
• Commute UX: Dialog System for In-Car Infotainment
• Audio Spatialization and Acoustic Echo Cancellation for Teleconferencing
• Sticky Notes in Augmented Reality
• Situated Interaction, a project that weaves together multiple sensing
• Social Media and Learning Theory

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