The Responsive Objects, Surfaces, and Spaces (ROSS) API is a way for tangible applications to operate seamlessly across a variety of tangible input devices and platforms. It allows applications to exchange information about the devices they are running on and obtain real-time data about tangible and touch interactions with other devices. In a ROSS world, you can use your mobile phone as a controller to play games on the digital coffee table in your living room; and your guests can join in with their phones too.
TSynlab explores emerging modalities in new media. Our research focuses on tangible interaction and sensing technologies that support creative expression bridging the physical and digital worlds. Applications range across media arts, entertainment and educational domains.