Head Jean-Claude MARTIN
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The goal of the CPU group (Cognition, Perception, Use) is to conduct pluridisciplinary research with the joint perspective from Psychology, Ergonomics and Computer Science in order to address research questions about (or that can be useful for) the design or evaluation of Human-Computer Interaction.
Members of the group include two professors in Computer Science, four associate professors in Psychology (including one in Ergonomics), 2 CNRS Emeritus Directors of Research, and one research engineer. Day to day interactions between researchers from these disciplines are thus supported, for example for co-supervising PhD students and for working together on joint collaborative projects.
Until 2013, five topics were active in the CPU group: "Virtual Agents and Emotions", "Cognitive Ergonomics", "Distant Collaboration for Creative Design", "Perceptive Systems and Models" and "Image, Language, Space". Since 2014, the research conducted in the group has been restructured to better represent the recent evolution of the research conducted by the different researchers, to consider the members who left the group and the new members who joined the group.
Three pluridisciplinary complementary topics were identified. These three topics are:
Research questions often come across the borders of several of the topics described above. For example, training rescuers for team communication during crisis management in stressful situations involves the three topics identified above.
This is the goal of the ANR VICTEAMS project (Virtual Characters for team Training: Emotional, Adaptive, Motivated and Social) which started in Novembre 2014. Several members of the CPU group collaborate with external partners (UTC, IRBA, CEA, BSPP, EVDG, Reviatech). The project aims at designing both computational and psycho-ergonomics models for virtual environments featuring virtual characters that are endowed with emotion, social and cognitive capabilities for training rescuer teams.
CPU is contributing to the following tasks: