Rohit’s research embodies interdisciplinary strength and explores the amalgamation of design and technology in a creative way.
Rohit designs, develops and studies technologies that aims to integrate into everyday practice and offer a pleasurable and fulfilling experience. Rohit strongly believe that interactions and experiences with technology cannot be designed solely in isolated technology labs. Instead it requires designing with the knowledge of the real-world context in which people appropriate the technology as per their needs and desires. Rohit therefore, seek answers to questions such as: How can technology change people’s lives, for better or worse? How do people perceive technology for the given problem, and how should we design technology around these perceptions?
Dr Khot’s track record includes 39 scholarly publications in last 7 years, the majority of which appear in highly competitive HCI conferences and journals and include one best paper and one honorable mention (top 5%) award. Dr Khot’s research also appeared on 30+ press articles including a cover story on Mashable Australia, IEEE Spectrum and TV coverage on Channel 9 News and ABC News 24. He has won prestigious awards including IBM PhD fellowship (2014-2015), 2017 RMIT HDR Prize for Research Excellence (2017), RMIT Vice-chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2017-2019) and SIGCHI Development Fund Grant (2017,2018). Dr Khot is also involved in organization and management of the Special Interest Group meetings, workshops and symposiums at leading international conferences specifically around food and play, besides serving on program committees for leading international HCI conferences, including DIS and TEI. Besides, Videos of his works on YouTube have crossed over 3000 views whereas his research presentations slides on SlideShare have received over 5000 hits.
Rohit is currently passionate about playful Human-Food Interaction (HFI) and has an ambitious goal to alter the common perception that food cannot be healthy and pleasurable at the same time.
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Research topic: Food & VR
Peter Arnold was born in Munich and raised a one hour car ride away from the city in Landsberg. He joined the Exertion Games Lab in Melbourne, Australia, as a visiting researcher from September 2016 until April 2017. For his master research project and his master thesis he visited RMIT to develop a multisensory mobile virtual reality game called “You Better Eat to Survive!”, which won the Student Games Competition at CHI ’17 in Denver in the category “Innovative Interfaces” and which led to a paper about exploring collaborative eating in virtual reality games to be presented at TEI 2018. Peter is currently working as a software developer in Munich but may return to research in the future.
Research Topic: Robotic dining
Yash Mehta is a visiting research student from IIITDM Kancheepuram, who did his summer internship at Exertion Games Lab and worked on the project of Arm-A-Dine under the supervision of Prof. Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller and Dr. Rohit Ashok Khot. Arm-A-Dine is a social augmented eating system, consisting of wearable robotic arms that is controlled by the affective responses of the eating partner. Continuing his passion in this field of human food interaction, he is exploring the same in Mixed Reality environment as his final year B Tech Project. He likes to play Lawn Tennis in his free time.
RMIT University, Australia
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