Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments) center is a joint collaboration between National University of Singapore (NUS) and Keio University, Japan and partially funded by a grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF) administrated through the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore. Operations of the Center commenced on 1 April 2009. The main objective of setting up the center is to collaborate on fundamental research in the general area of Interactive Digital Media targeted at addressing the future of interactive, social and communication media.
Cute Center is a tangible example of creative stimulus, rapid knowledge transfer and internal teamwork. Currently, there are about twenty projects, involving over 40 staff. Areas of expertise within the Center span across computer engineering, human-computer interaction, mixed and augmented reality, data mining, and several other fields including design and the social sciences. The Center is an open-concept laboratory educating more than 15 PhD, Masters graduate students and interns from all over the world. ...read People
As CUTE Center reach out to inform the public about its projects and its significance to families across the globe, collaborators from different companies and institutions are invited to explore the innovation and possibilities in the lab. ...read Press
Main research areas investigated under CUTE are: Embodiment of sensory interfaces (e.g. smell, taste, touch) and emotions for affective human communication; Design and development of devices, interfaces, technologies and services for Experience Media; Design and development of protocols and services that support experience media; Designing human environments (living, working, playing, transport etc.) playful, affective communication; Embedding cultural aspects into playful, affective communication