Thursday, October 27, 2005

MIT and Nokia Open R&D Lab

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Nokia Research Center will establish a new research facility near the MIT campus to advance the state of the art in mobile computing and communications technologies.

The collaborative work of the Nokia Research Center Cambridge will center on a view of the future where small handheld devices such as mobile phones will become parts of an "ecosystem" of information, services, peripherals, sensors and other devices.

Research will address new user interfaces that incorporate speech and other modalities, new mobile computing platforms - including low power hardware platforms and wireless communication, as well as new software architectures. Researchers will also address new ways of managing information: The use of Semantic Web technologies - an extension of the current Web developed in part at CSAIL and at the Nokia Research Center - will enable devices to more intuitively and automatically understand interconnected terms, information and services.

The facility will host approximately 20 researchers from Nokia and 20 from MIT.

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