Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2016’

Missing the boat on underwater robotics?

Many great points in RADM Byus’ article… Underwater Robots: Will the Pentagon Miss the Boat? – Blog “It will take some progressive thinkers in the Defense Department to say, ‘For this industrial base to be in place when we need it, we need to kick start the commercial applications as well as the government applications.’” A cautionary tale is found …

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Another challenge.gov opportunity

Another challenge.gov opportunity. Can you develop the best Multi-View Stereo (MVS) 3D mapping algorithm for commercial satellite imagery? https://www.iarpa.gov/challenges/3dchallenge.html

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AR and VR in Healthcare

Article predicts that 25% of the investment in AR and VR will be in healthcare. Skip Rizzo’s work at USC- BraveMind combat stress program is mentioned. Not much detail here beyond broad areas like patient therapy, disease research and medical eduction. Indeed, a recent Goldman-Sachs report forecasts the market for AR/VR in healthcare, second only to gaming, will reach $5.1 …

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Call for Papers: Autonomous Cognitive Robotics and Systems

Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7567618 Draft Submission Deadline: 2017-05-31 Final Submission Deadline: 2018-03-01

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Society for Modeling and Simulation International September 2016 Newsletter

See September 2016 SCS Newsletter

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Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization Sep 2016 Newsletter

See 20160910 SAC Sponsor Newsletter Sep 2016 final

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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice: Webinar 28 Sep 2016 1130-1300 Eastern

Welcome to the continuing series of MORS Wargame CoP Brown Bag Lunch lectures! The lectures will provide insights on specific free, semi-free, rigid, and matrix adjudication means within a variety of domains. This lecture will feature Paul Vebber from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Paul Vebber will discuss the application of matrix adjudication to wargames examining trade-offs between new technologies. …

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Good Guide to VR Technology

Schell Games (run by Jesse Schell, who is at CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center) has an interesting presentation about current VR technology. It lists the VR systems commercially available to the masses and lists the pros and cons of each, as well as having some nice charts at the end which summarize several features of each, such as the price, development costs, wireless status, …

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Alienware Notebook with Eye Tracking

I want one! Alienware Creates World’s First Intelligent Notebook With Tobii Eye Tracking | VentureBeat | Business | by Business Wire “Alienware, never shy to innovation or groundbreaking design, understands the value of eye tracking as it relates to the interaction between gamer and machine,” said Oscar Werner, president of Tobii Tech. “With a greater understanding of its user and …

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Healthcare modeling & the aging veteran population

As the veteran (and overall) population ages, the unique needs of elderly become increasingly important.  This article summarizes some of the major unique aspects of care for the elderly and some significant challenges.  Policy, current training and metrics need to be addressed for improved care. “The older you are, the worse the hospital is for you,” said Ken Covinsky, a …

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