SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology said on November 11 that its students won the first place award selected by the participants of the Student Innovation Contest, an event held in conjunction with the User Interface Software and Technology 2014 Conference. Sponsored by the U.S. Association for Computing Machinery, UIST is the top conference in the human-computer interface area.
Cha Sei-jin, Kim Han-jong and Kim Sun-joon from KAIST’s Department of Industrial Design and the Department of Computer Science created an interactive “mop” that provides more effective and enjoyable experience and won the prize for the achievement.
The interactive mop can recognize the current location and direction of itself and tell what spots need more mopping and allow the mopper to play a game to look for hidden targets. This year’s contest attracted 24 teams from the world’s top universities including Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Tech, and Tokyo University.
By M.H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)