Software Integration for Computational Cognitive Models in Virtual Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,956.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-08-C-0042
Award Id:
85095
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-020-0451
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1709 Alpine Ave., Boulder, CO, 80304
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
780461989
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Best
Principal Cognitive Scientist
(303) 359-9133
bjbest@adcogsys.com
Business Contact:
Bradley Best
Managing Partner
(303) 359-9133
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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