In April I will be presenting and running a panel at the Finnish seminar for Human Animal Studies in Helsinki (Finland) with Heli Väätäjä from Tampere University. We would like to invite you to attend, join in and ask lots questions as we explore the ides of participation, consent and empowerment in Animal-Computer Interaction! You … Continue reading Finnish Seminar for Human Animal Studies
On the 26th May, 2016, in Dublin, Measuring Behavior hosted a workshop on Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) (previously blogged). The workshop was organised by Myself, Anton Nijholt, Patricia Pons and Adrian D. Cheok. The aims of this Symposium were twofold. Firstly we wanted to introduce the topic animal-computer interaction in the Measuring Behavior community with the … Continue reading ACI at Measuring Behaviour 2016
What is your pet dog really thinking? Could you attach a device to your dog and it translates what he/she is thinking? It is well known in Psychology that body signals can give an indication into human emotions, but can this work with our pet dogs? And is this accurate or, even safe? Questions like these are … Continue reading Is it Possible to use Biometrics to Measure Dogs Emotions?
Today I found a lovely paper on ResearchGate exploring the social relationships and their representations between computer machinery and dogs. The authors (Judit Abdai, Anna Gergely, Eszter Petro, Jozef Topal and Adam Miklosi) present a methodology of presenting a dog with two plates of food (one with one sausage and one with six) letting them choose … Continue reading Can Inanimate Objects Influence Dogs Food Choices?