CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 21, 2006 --
Enhancing people's lives and productivity by enabling more intuitive interaction among individuals, machines and environments is the goal of the Nokia Research Center Cambridge, a joint research facility opened today by Nokia Research Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory near the lab's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
Bob Iannucci, head of Nokia Research Center, said, "Our mission is to explore and develop technologies that will be available in the marketplace in five to ten years -- not just novelties, but technologies that will see mass market demand from consumers and enterprises. With MIT's academic and research expertise, Nokia's mobility and technology leadership and some of the world's brightest minds, the Nokia Research Center Cambridge will provide a platform for delivering compelling new innovations."
Although they are not commercially available today, projects like those underway could lead to real-world applications within the next decade, MIT said.
The cetner's goal is to make mobile devices elements of an "ecosystem" of information, services, peripherals, sensors and other devices. Current projects include Project Simone, to devlop new ways to interact with a mobile device primarily using speech; MobileStart, to provide a framework for task-oriented applications that interact via written language on a mobile device; MyNet/UIA, to find a way for different users to easily and securely connect various devices to each other and across the Internet; Asbestos, to explore the use of new operating system mechanisms for information flow control to prevent private information from being inadvertently shared or maliciously exposed; SwapMe, to develop Semantic Web applications that are "policy, preference and context aware"; "ComposeMe," to provide mechanisms for verifying interoperability of Web services; and Armo, to explore new design methodologies and languages for high-performance, energy-efficient hardware for mobile devices.
For more information, visit: research.nokia.com