2015EndOfYearPartyThe Mind Music Machine (tri-M) Lab is a transdisciplinary research group based in Cognitive and Learning Sciences and Computer Science at Michigan Tech. Mind is our ultimate research theme. Music is our language and methodology to work with. Machines are, of course, our tools to do research and an analogy of mind. The primary research goal of the lab is directed toward understanding of the mechanisms of the human mind (affect, behavior, & cognition) and designing better interactions between people and technology. To this end, the tri-M Lab uses various instruments, such as computer vision technologies, display wall, sound booth and digital audio workstation, driving simulators, physiological devices/sensors, neuroergonomic equipment, robots, and many more toys. The current research projects in the lab include Performing Arts and Dancer-Sonification in the Immersive Virtual Environment, Creating Live Theatre with Multiple Robots as Actors, Driver Behavior in Electric Vehicles on the Wireless Recharging Lane, Emotion Detection and Regulation Interfaces for Drivers, Auditory Display Design for Digital Devices, Assistive Technologies for the Blind and Older Adults, Social Robots for Children with Autism, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Intuitive In-vehicle Auditory Interactions, Sonically Enhanced In-vehicle Gesture Interactions, Driving Data Sonification for Fuel Efficiency, Grade Crossing Warning Designs, etc.