Kinetic Surface robotics
A Kinetic Surface is a new kind of computer display that can locate and move real physical objects placed on its surface.
Andrew has worked in electronics and human-computer interaction research for more than three decades - independently inventing and building new kinds of tactile user interfaces, smart objects, smartwatches, synthesisers, actuators, and knowledge management systems. As the inventor of early (i.e. pre-iPhone) multi-touch touchscreen technologies, he acted as an expert witness in the iPhone-related patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.
Andrew's innovations have been exhibited by organisations ranging from the British government to Kinetica Museum. He has also collaborated with artists in other fields - such as the fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Andrew previously worked in R&D for Thorn EMI Electronics Ltd, and in academic research at the University of Cambridge, UCL, and London Business School - studying creativity, innovation, knowledge mapping, human-computer interaction, and AI. He has been asked to talk about his work on TV shows in the US, UK, and Japan.
Multi-touch touchscreens / Multi-touch tangible control surfaces / Alexander McQueen couture show, Paris / Cubic touchscreens / Mechatronic wallpaper pixels / Kinetic Surfaces /
Touch cube points to future toys - BBC News
Showcase of UK Digital Creativity - UK Government Digital Catapult
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