Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2014’

Navy’s robot will interact with sailors, fight fires aboard ship

Navy’s robot will interact with sailors, fight fires aboard ship NRL and researchers from Virginia Tech and Penn recently demonstrated a humanoid robot, SAFFiR, that can work side-by-side with firefighters. http://defensesystems.com/articles/2014/03/25/nrl-saffir-shipboard-firefighting-robot.aspx?s=ds_260314

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2014 Spring Simulation Technical Interchange Meeting (SimTIM)

Announcement & Call for Abstracts 2014 Spring Simulation Technical Interchange Meeting (SimTIM) (Sponsored by AFRL/RQQD) Where: Tec^Edge, 5000 Springfield Street, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45431 When: Tuesday and Wednesday, 3 & 4 June 2014, 0830 – 1700 Cost: No Charge for the TIM, lunch provided at cost Coffee and snack bar is provided by Tec^Edge (pay as you go) Registration:  …

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NATO Conference MSG-123 on “Application of Verification and Validation of Models, Simulations and Data”.

Please find attached the meeting announcement for the Lecture Series MSG-123 on “Application of Verification and Validation of Models, Simulations and Data”. This NATO sponsored educational event is open to citizens from NATO and Partnership-for-Peace (PfP) Nations and will be held in:  Stockholm, Sweden on 24-25 April 2014 Ottawa, Canada on 05-06 May 2014 Rome, Italy on 24-25 September 2014 …

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New Terrain Tool for Unity

From their press release: Calytrix Technologies and TerraSim, Inc. have released a new terrain for the Unity game engine as an addition to its set of free, correlated terrain databases for distributed simulations. This new TerraTools optional plug-in lets customers directly import complex geospatial databases into the Unity runtime and enables support for coordinate system information and large area environments …

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DARPA Program: Unmanned Systems Collaboration

Given the nature of the technologies and operatations, RDT&E will each be highly dependent on M&S.  Applying and improving M&S throughout RDT&E would be an excellent NPS/MOVES research area. From Military Aerospace: Goals of the CODE program are to develop and demonstrate the value of collaborative UAV autonomy in tactical situations; rapidly bring that capability to the warfighter; develop ways …

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“Quality of Life”… what your detailer (monitor, proponent office) meant to say

These comments are primarily geared toward students.  I hope faculty and staff find some perspectives on student life at NPS helpful…. A recent whiteboard drawing caught my attention and reminded me of some impressions about the Navy/NPS environment that I have developed over time.  My view centers on what I see as differing interpretations of the term ‘quality of life’.  …

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MOVES Students Conduct LVC Wargaming Event

MOVES Wargame Thursday 0800 Library Basement

The MOVES students’ Wargaming capstone project is designing, conducting  and analyzing a game to help Taiwan examine how to invest in LVC capability–two student groups have each designed unique and interesting games that will be played…please consider watching the game play and seeing the result of their hard work! “Students of the current OA4604: Wargaming Applications class were presented with a …

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How USC built one of the top video game schools in the country

An interesting web article about Mike Zyda’s successful game degree at USC: How USC built one of the top video game schools in the country http://venturebeat.com/2014/03/11/usc-zyda/ Go Mike! best, Amela

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Javascript DIS Performance

I’ve got a Javascript implementation of DIS that decodes binary DIS format (!) and runs in the web page. It’s fed from a Java implementation that sends traffic over a web socket:Native UDP DIS traffic    ——> WebsocketGateway   ——>  Javascript in web page on Port 3000 BcastThe conventional DIS on the wire is read by the Websocket Gateway, a Java application written using …

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HCI International News

*********************** Recent News and Articles “’Contagious’ wi-fi virus created by Liverpool researchers,” BBC, Feb. 26, 2014. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26352439 “The Problem with Serious Games: Solved,” Technology Review, February 24, 2014. http://www.technologyreview.com/view/525061/the-problem-with-serious-games-solved/ “Cockpit for apps: Minority Report meets Google Glass,” New Scientist, February 20, 2014. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129574.900-cockpit-for-apps-minority-report-meets-google-glass.html#.UxObvfldXjs “DARPA wants to automate Big Data findings to solve complicated problems,” Network World, February 21, 2014. http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/darpa-wants-automate-big-data-findings-solve-complicated-problems …

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