Animal-Computer Interaction: The emergence of a discipline

Clara Mancini, Shaun Lawson, Oskar Juhlin

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In this editorial to the IJHCS Special Issue on Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), we provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in this emerging field, outlining the main scientific interests of its developing community, in a broader cultural context of evolving human-animal relations. We summarise the core aims proposed for the development of ACI as a discipline, discussing the challenges these pose and how ACI researchers are trying to address them. We then introduce the contributions to the Special Issue, showing how they illustrate some of the key issues that characterise the current state-of-the-art in ACI, and finally reflect on how the journey ahead towards developing an ACI discipline could be undertaken.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studies
Early online date19 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


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