Software Integration for Computational Cognitive Models in Virtual Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0042
Agency Tracking Number: F074-020-0451
Amount: $99,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T020
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1709 Alpine Ave., Boulder, CO, 80304
DUNS: 780461989
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Best
 Principal Cognitive Scientist
 (303) 359-9133
 bjbest@adcogsys.com
Business Contact
 Bradley Best
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (303) 359-9133
Email: bjbest@adcogsys.com
Research Institution
 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV.
 Susan L Burkett
 5000 Forbes Ave.
WH 405
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
 (412) 268-8746
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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.

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