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Mixed Initiative Machine for Instructed Computing: MIMIC

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83469
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-031-0199
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Mixed Initiative Machine for Instructed Computing: MIMIC
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0341
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

In less than a decade, UAVs have transitioned from a curiosity on the battlefield to a core capability for intelligence and attack. Recent investment has advanced the state the art in algorithms for routing vehicles and for interpreting the imagery they return. However, the intelligence that drives tactical maneuvering remains firmly lodged in the heads of operators. To capture that knowledge and embed it in control devices requires that these systems learn from human UAV commanders how they generate, select, and execute maneuvers to evade and deceive the enemy. We propose to develop Mixed Initiative Machine for Instructed Computing. MIMIC will learn novel models of tactical decision making and control from well-selected exemplars through interactions with operators. To create MIMIC, we will develop use cases that represent critical decision factors in UAV operations, develop an information representation and model (MIMIC-IR) and a learning management model capable of learning from humans in these use cases, and a prototype user interface for managing machine learning.

Principal Investigator:

Jared Freeman
Vice President of Research
2028421548
freeman@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret J. Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
7814962415
clancy@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
COGNITIVE ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST
5865 South Sossaman Road
Mesa, AZ 85212
Contact: Steven M. Shope
Contact Phone: (480) 988-1000
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization