Intelligent machines of the future will turn custom designs into finished products quickly and efficiently, save lives in catastrophes, and minimize complications caused by surgeries.
Researchers involved in advancing artificial intelligence in robots and other systems will gather Sept. 21-23 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md. to attend the ninth annual Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS’09) workshop.
Robots with intelligence have to be able to sense, perceive, reason, learn and adapt. Other intelligent systems may have other abilities, for instance, analyzing videotapes to detect suspicious behaviors in individuals within a crowd.
The annual PerMIS workshop is the only one of its kind dedicated to defining measures and methodologies to evaluate performance of intelligent systems. PerMIS’09 addresses the question “Does performance measurement accelerate the pace of advancement for intelligent systems?” The workshop focuses on application of performance measures to practical problems in sectors such as industrial, medical, emergency response, transportation, homeland security and defense.
PerMIS is an excellent forum for sharing lessons learned and discussions as well as fostering collaborations between researchers and practitioners from industry, academia and government agencies, according to PerMIS General Chair Elena Messina.
Notable plenary speakers include Tom Mitchell of Carnegie Mellon University whose research in machine learning methods and brain imaging was recently featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes, David Bruemmer of Idaho National Laboratory discussing robots and threat detection, Ben Kuipers of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, describing a cognitive mapper for mobile robots, Paul Cohen of the University of Arizona arguing against sophistication in performance assessments, and Raffaello D’Andrea of ETH Zurich talking about his plan to use hundreds of networked, autonomous mobile robots for order fulfillment in warehousing.
More information about the workshop can be found at www.isd.mel.nist.gov/PerMIS_2009/. For registration information, see www.nist.gov/public_affairs/confpage/090921.htm.
Evelyn Brown | Newswise Science News
Virtual Worlds: Research Trends in Mobile 3D Data Collection
30.11.2016 | Fraunhofer IPM
4th UKP-Workshop 2017 – Save the Date!
15.09.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
More and more automobile companies are focusing on body parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). However, manufacturing and repair costs must be further reduced in order to make CFRP more economical in use. Together with the Volkswagen AG and five other partners in the project HolQueSt 3D, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) has developed laser processes for the automatic trimming, drilling and repair of three-dimensional components.
Automated manufacturing processes are the basis for ultimately establishing the series production of CFRP components. In the project HolQueSt 3D, the LZH has...
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
"The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for the reliable operation of smart skin and flexible electronics including...
The nearby, giant radio galaxy M87 hosts a supermassive black hole (BH) and is well-known for its bright jet dominating the spectrum over ten orders of magnitude in frequency. Due to its proximity, jet prominence, and the large black hole mass, M87 is the best laboratory for investigating the formation, acceleration, and collimation of relativistic jets. A research team led by Silke Britzen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has found strong indication for turbulent processes connecting the accretion disk and the jet of that galaxy providing insights into the longstanding problem of the origin of astrophysical jets.
Supermassive black holes form some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astrophysics. Their enormous energy output is supposed to be generated by the...
The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, the so-called...
Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics. Now, a TU Wien research team led by Thomas Müller has made a breakthrough in this field as part of an ongoing research project.
Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although – or often more precisely because – they are made up of just one or a...
20.04.2017 | Event News
18.04.2017 | Event News
03.04.2017 | Event News
25.04.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
25.04.2017 | Materials Sciences
25.04.2017 | Life Sciences