Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction is a research group within experimental computer science. The research mission is to create new concepts and technologies within the areas ubiquitous computing and interaction. The group has a primary focus on future interactive spaces and their infrastructures including sensors and positioning technologies.
One of the current projects of the group is EcoSense. The objective of EcoSense is to develop collective sensing, macroscopic analysis and visualization tools to help reduce environmental footprints. One example of such tools is to use smartphones to sense mode of transportation and from that estimate CO2 footprints through aggregation of data. Read Can your mobile make you climate conscious (in Danish only).
The group builds on a variety of competences such as: Interaction Design, Positioning, Context Awareness, Mobile Computing, Peer-2-Peer computing, Augmented Reality, Sensor based interaction, Crowd-sensing, Data Aggregation etc.
The Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction group plays a major role in the InteractiveSpaces research center.
Interactive Spaces is an interdisciplinary research center bringing together architecture, engineering, and computer science with the research mission to create new concepts for future interactive spaces. The center is hosted by Aarhus University, Department of Computer Science, and the Aarhus School of Architecture, and conducts a number of research and development projects operated by the Alexandra Institute.
Head of research for the group, Professor Kaj Grønbæk, is the center manager of InteractiveSpaces. He has been chosen as one of three innovative archetypes in Denmark by the think tank Mandag Morgen. Read more about it here (in Danish only).