top of page
The Neuro-Machine Interaction Lab studies mediums of new human interaction with physiological sensors, specifically sensors that acquire brain data. The purpose is to investigate novel methods to use the brain as a third arm to assist users to perform daily activities. Also, to measure and decode the affective, cognitive, and emotional state of a person to further understand the brain's behavior during while interacting with machines. The work we do is interdisciplinary and benefits from areas of Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Arts, and others. Previous work done by the Lab Director has been funded by Intel.



Research Areas:

  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI)

    • Affective BCI

    • Artistic BCI

    • Brain-Robot Interaction

      • Brain-Controlled Drones

      • Competitive Brain-Controlled Drones (Brain Racing)

  • Human-Computer Interaction/User Experience

    • Personal Informatics/Quantified-Self

    • Human-Drone Interaction

    • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality




Lab director

Marvin Andujar, PhD
Marvin Andujar, PhD

PhD Students

Sarah Garcia
Dante Tezza
Dennis Laesker
Derek Caprio


Shaun Canavan, PhD
Screen Shot 2018-12-26 at 4.37.16 PM_edi
Chris Crawford, PhD
Tempestt Neal_edited.jpg
Tempestt Neal, PhD

Corporate collaborators


research pillars

Brain-Computer Interfaces
Drones Interaction
Click on me!
Immersive Experiences

Other initiatives

Brain-Drone Race
BCI Club

Social FEED


Why University of South Florida?
Why Living in Tampa?

Tampa ranks #35 in the country as one of the best cities to live in the U.S. by USNews

Tampa has one of the best beaches

An estimated cost of $400 million to $500 million, Midtown Tampa joins a list of mega projects that are transforming Tampa. Among them:


  • A $1 billion update of Tampa International Airport

  • The $3-billion-plus Water Street development in the downtown Tampa-Channelside area with up to 9 million square feet of offices, hotels, residences, shops, entertainment venues and the University of South Florida Medical School

  • The $1.7 billion Port Tampa Bay mixed-use redevelopment of 45 acres in the Channelside area

  • The $350-million West River Redevelopment project along the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa

  • The $200 million Westshore Marina District with apartments, condos, shops, and restaurants

bottom of page