IT innovation group to explore interfaces, drones

By | July 12, 2017

IT Innovation at Lunch, a professional interest group open to the Michigan IT community, has several upcoming events with open registration.

Michigan Information Interaction Lab
Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
: U-M School of Information 105 S State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (map)
Register (limited to 15 participants)

On July 21, the group will tour the Michigan Information Interaction Lab, a new human-computer interaction lab where UMSI professor Michael Nebeling and other researchers study the next generation of user interfaces and the methods and tools to create them. There will be a 20-minute lab tour followed by a change of location for lunch and Q&A.

Drones & U-M Drone Flight Area
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
: Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) 3600 Green Court, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (map)

On August 11, the group will visit MTRI where Colin Brooks, senior research scientist, will talk about his use of drones to assess transportation infrastructure and to map invasive aquatic plants. He has worked with unmanned aerial systems since 2012. He will demonstrate an a drone used for longer-distance data collection.

IT Innovation at Lunch aims to:

  • Expose staff to new or unfamiliar technologies during brown bag lunches
  • Create informal connections in the spirit of Michigan IT
  • Facilitate solving cross-organization problems
  • Connect staff through tours of university resources

Join the MCommunity group to subscribe, or contact the planning group.