The Natural Media & Engineering Group is very pleased to welcome Brandon Montell as this summer´s UROP student. Brandon studies Computer Science and Neuroscience at Brown University and will be exploring how much space people use to gesture with their hands, and how that changes depending on the context of the gesture during his stay in Aachen. Specifically, he will be using motion-capture data of different gestures that were communicated to either a computer monitor or a human, in either a noisy or a quiet environment. To examine the differences in the space people use to gesture, a person's "gesture space" will be represented with a box that encloses the person's hands in 3d space.
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