Software Integration for Computational Cognitive Models in Virtual Environments
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Development of a general purpose software interface between cognitive models and 3D virtual environments requires innovation and research in cognitive abstractions and interfaces, as well as a thoughtful application of software architecture and engineering principles. We propose to embed these innovative cognitive abstractions in a middleware layer that offers "plug-and-play" operation for arbitrary pairings of cognitive architectures and simulation environments. The the content of aspects of the environment that will be exposed on the cognitive architecture side will be determined largely by what is known of human perceptual representations, while the categorization of these objects and relations will draw on standardized ontologies. The resulting system will provide flexible and psychologically plausible integration of multiple architectures and simulations.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Bradley J. Best
Principal Cognitive Scientist
Research Institution Information:
ADAPTIVE COGNITIVE SYSTEMS
1709 Alpine Ave. Boulder, CO 80304
Number of Employees:
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV.
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Susan L. Burkett
Nonprofit college or university