An exciting new research project to look into advancing symbiotic interaction in the area of information seeking has just launched. The MindSee project is a cutting edge collaboration involving experts from leading European universities and research companies.
MindSee will last 36 months and is part funded by the European Commission 7th Framework programme. The project will be developing a novel symbiotic information retrieval system aiming at lowering the workload of researchers to make the information retrieval process more effective. MindSee will capitalize on recent advances on BCI (Brain Computer Interaction) and on peripheral physiology signals (EDR, facial EMG, eye gaze and pupillometry) to unobtrusively detect implicit user responses of which users are not aware. Combining this approach with machine learning, the MindSee system will aim to better predict user intentions and exploration needs in providing a massive advance in human-machine symbiosis.