Friday, March 22, 2013

On human-in-the-loop simulation

In addition to BIC and ITG (see previous post),  the Illinois Simulator Laboratory (ISL) is a shared research facility at Beckman.  ISL supports an array of laboratories:  virtual reality systems (Cave and Cube), driving simulator, flight simulation, and motion capture suite.   When you are doing human-systems integration research (like my previous gig at NASA Ames Research Center's Human Systems Integration Division), this kind of capability is crucial.  But of course, technology keeps changing.  Mobile computing is another genre of technology that has other harmonics related to human factors and human-systems integration.  The whole area of human-computer intelligent interaction is a very active research field.

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