Saturday, July 21, 2012

ihmc - Ocala


This is the location of the Ocala office of ihmc (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition); ihmc also has an office in Pensacola, Florida.

From the ihmc website:

"IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System and is affiliated with several Florida universities.

"Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. Our human-centered approach often results in systems that can be regarded as cognitive or perceptual prostheses, much as eyeglasses are a sort of ocular prosthesis. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses...

"Current active research areas include: knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics, advanced interfaces and displays, communication and collaboration, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, and other related areas."

Click here for an example of "Human-Machine Trust for Robust Autonomous Systems."

16 comments:

Jack said...

I'll try to remember them next time I play scrabble.

James Wei said...

This pole looks quite pointy to be a hazard. Really like a spear

mark said...

What the frick is this? I still don't get it. Sorry Lowell, the acronym is even stupid! Sheeeeeesh!

RedPat said...

It's beyond me - feels like psychobabble or artist schtick!

Randy said...

Nice logo. Interesting place.

Amin said...

Hello! Very colorful photo!

Cezar and Léia said...

I guess some very nice ideas come out of this box, specially considering that nobody seems to understand what it is about! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Birdman said...

Whooops! I posted here already under a (AKA). Can you guess which one. I ain't subtle!

brattcat said...

i'd like to be a fly on the wall inside that building.

Judy said...

Are they making the bionic man in there? Interesting place for sure.

Linda said...

Interesting place.

Bibi said...

Ooooh.....sounds like one of these places that will make microchips to insert in our brains---a foreign language chip, a math chip, a GPS chip....and maybe a little controlling chip, too?

Sharon said...

What an interesting science and a beautiful setting for it's offices.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet they could develop stuff that would help me understand what this is all about. :))

Birdman said...

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Did you do well in spelling in school?

Halcyon said...

Wow! Who knew Ocala was a hub for robotics research. I think that's pretty cool. :)

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