Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab at Rensselaer

The Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is building the next generation Cognitive and Immersive Situations Room to augment group intelligence. Research at CISL involves multiple disciplines, including Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Computing Systems and Engineering, Arts, Media, Communication and  Healthcare. CISL is located at The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. It is a collaboration between IBM Research and RPI. more...

The Situations Room

CISL Cycle


The Situations Room represents the bridge between groups of people and supercomputers (Society of Cognitive Agents) as outlined in the figure above. It includes two elements: a physical immersive environment- to allow human-scale interaction and a digital representation of the context of group activities, or the “mind-of-room”; the Situations Room is an integration between cognitive computing and immersive environments.

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