Author Archive for: ‘Perry’

MOVES Award Winners

Congratulations to MOVES or MOVES-related students for the following awards: – MAJ John Wray, Winner of the George L. Phillips award, for the student with the most well-rounded record with respect to the MOVES program. -Squadron Leader Salman Aleem, Winner of the MORS Tisdale Thesis Award and the Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence in Surface Warfare. Congratulations to …

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Unexpected AR Game

Schell Games, run by Jesse Schell of Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center, has created an AR version of standing up dominos in a row and then knocking them over the first to watch the others fall, Domino World. It looks like a pretty cool game, especially for children, but I’m posting about it because it really demonstrates how much this new technology …

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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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Sae Schatz Lecture

Sae Shatz, director or the OSD ADL Initiative, gave the Brown Bag.  Her slides are attached to this post, broken into two parts to fit. 20160127 NPS Brown Bag (Schatz).pt1 .20160127 NPS Brown Bag (Schatz).pt2

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IEEE CG&A Special Issue on Computer Graphics for Defense Applications

Michael Macedonia (macedonia@computer.org), University of Central Florida, and Mark Livingston (mark.livingston@nrl.navy.mil), Naval Research Laboratory, are guest editors for an IEEE CG&A Special Issue on Computer Graphics for Defense Applications. This special issue will cover all aspects of computer graphics in defense applications, ranging from theory to application. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following: Computer graphics techniques for command, …

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NPS Researchers on NPR

NPR’s All Tech Considered covered NPS prof. Tim Chung, whose research deals with swarms of UAVs, down at Camp Roberts. Much of the software written to simulate the swarms to test algorithms was written by Erik Johnson and his VizSim team at MOVES. Here’s the link to the transcript, where you can also listen to it.

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Mobile Initiative at TBS

Attached is a brief on some of the USMC’s mobile initiatives at The Basic School. Although there is more info in the brief, here is the list of initiatives: ■Commercial wireless infrastructure in TBS classroom areas to support non-MCEN BYOD. ■Mobile learning applications. Apps to help students learn and build reps with TBS/Marine Corps subjects. Partnered with George Mason University, …

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LVC Event in Planning for I/ITSEC

NTSA is establishing an LVC network on the show floor of I/ITSEC for the purpose of showcasing your M&S capabilities in conjunction with DoD’s M&S capabilities and advancing the state of LVC, named “Operation Blended Warrior.” This is anticipated to be the first of a multi-year annual LVC Special Event at I/ITSEC (2015-2018) designed to take LVC from a difficult operation …

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New Use for Computer Vision

In the movie Minority Report, ads recognize those walking nearby and modify themselves specifically for that person. Here’s a twist on that in Russia. From Gizmodo: Websites are already able to serve up ads customized for whoever happens to be viewing a page. Now an ad agency in Russia is taking that idea one step further with an outdoor billboard that’s able …

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Not Quite Ted Williams

Ted Williams, the legendary Boston Red Sox player (as well as Marine combat aviator), is the last player to have a batting average over .400.  In fact, only two players have hit .390 or better since Williams hit .406 in 1941. So psychological experimenters hitting .390 would be pretty good by MLB standards.  But what does that mean for trusting studies? An …

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