Skype's SILK codec was tested as an exploratory project to see if there was an opportunity to integrate real-time audio communication with smart TVs. This project was conducted as an internship project in LG Electronics' LCD TV Research Lab in 2010. Siwon Yang (currently, a developer at Hyundai Mobis) and I implemented a VoIP testing program on Linux using C and SLIK codec APIs. The video is a demo of the testing program.
This prototype was an intermediate result of a robot-human interaction project conducted at Torooc Inc., a VC-funded start-up company where I was a co-founder and Director of Software Development, in 2011. We started up this company through winning the first-place prize at the 2012 Start-up Competition by Seoul National University R&DB Foundation and Seoul Techno Holdings.
This research project had been conducted for my master's thesis (Master of Information Management degree). I conceptualized cultual background with Hall's high- and low-context culture (1976) and tried to see whether people's perceptions of urban places vary between physical addresses and symbolic representations of spaces (landmarks), when their cultural backgrounds were different. A survey questionnaire was used to measure cultural background, and a web-based online game was used to measure people's perceptions of places.