Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of wireless communications, semiconductor technology, advanced electronic equipment, and services for global markets. Products include cellular telephones and systems, two-way radios, semiconductors, defence and aerospace electronics, automotive, energy and industrial electronics, computers, data communications and information processing and handling equipment. Motorola's core strengths in components and communication technologies, coupled with its vision, enable the company to make long term investments for the creation of new industries and develop mobile and fixed communications products that have set, and will continue to set, the standard in the market place.
Motorola's UK Research Lab is part of Motorola's European Communications Research Lab, which also has labs in France and Germany. Motorola Labs' remit is to identify, advance through research, and shape the technologies needed for future products.
The Motorola UK Research Lab (MUKRL) specialises in low bit rate mobile multimedia communication, with specific emphasis on developing end-to-end solutions based on a user centred design approach. MUKRL is particularly interested in the problem of end-user access to multimedia information when mobile, and as such is a key contributor to IST projects SCOUT and BUSMAN. Within SCOUT we are looking at how users want adaptivity and personalisation of information delivery in a software definable radio environment. In BUSMAN we are researching user requirements for mobile video search and retrieval, and developing a mobile terminal which will enable users to gain access to search and retrieval of video clips when on the move.
Motorola UK Research Lab is interested in future systems which enable more automated communication of multimedia, and the associated user interfaces to meet the needs of mobile users of multimedia search and retrieval systems. In particular, the SCHEMA objectives of content based multimedia analysis are especially relevant, as more user friendly means to access information are key to stimulating mobile multimedia markets.
Dr Paola Hobson
Manager of Multimedia Applications Research
Motorola UK Research Lab
Jays Close, Basingstoke
RG22 4PD, UK
Phone : +44 1256 484643
Email : Paola.Hobson@motorola.com