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Out of 85 research posters from the AIHN community the Rensselaer Mandarin Project received one of six best poster awards at AI Research Week hosted by the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, in Cambridge, MA, October 1–5, 2018. 

All of the posters from the AI Horizons Colloquium are publicly available to review online. 

 

TROY — To find the powerful ancient manuscript, the student must first meet the mysterious Mrs. Ling — dressed in turquoise and with huge dark eyes that are a bit menacing — in an ornate tea house. And he must complete the Chinese tea ceremony correctly.

The Mandarin Project – a reboot of an initiative launched in 2012 to combine narrative, game design, and augmented and virtual reality to teach Chinese — is the latest manifestation of CISL, which is dedicated to pioneering immersive and cognitive systems as an aid to collaborative problem-solving.
Three CISL Collaborators — Jonas Braasch, School of Architecture, CISL; Mei Si, Cognitive Science Department, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS); and Yalun Zhou, Department of Communication and Media, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Mandarin Project — have been awarded a 2017 Rensselaer KIP grant to investigate new virtual reality methods to teach students pitch-related abilities including learning pitch contours for tone languages (Chinese) and correct intonation for musical instruments in conservatory-style education environments.
CISL Collaborators Professor Jonas Braasch and Samuel Chabot will present “An Immersive Virtual Environment for Congruent Audio-Visual Spatialized Data Sonifications” at the 23rd International Conference of Auditory Display at Penn State.
The Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory (CISL) at Rensselaer hosted a related workshop on cognitive and immersive systems, including a demonstration of the “situations room” the lab is developing as part of an ongoing collaboration between Rensselaer and IBM.
CISL Researcher Corey Robinson wins first place for his Oral Presentation on Analogy Visualization at the Eight Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory (CISL) is advancing cognitive and immersive environments for collaborative problem-solving.
Six universities, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have joined with IBM Research to launch the Cognitive Horizons Network, a network committed to accelerating the development of core technologies needed to advance the promise of cognitive computing.
Rensselaer Research Showcase highlighted work that leverages EMPAC facilities
Dr. Hui Su’s talk at UMBC about CISL, a research initiative to develop the new frontier of immersive cognitive systems that explore and advance natural, collaborative problem-solving among groups of humans and machines.
A Conversation with Johannes Goebel and Hui Su at EMPAC — CISL uses the infrastructure of EMPAC to further expand the intellectual and artistic discourse at the intersection of digital technology and the human Condition.
Guru Banavar, Ph.D., IBM Research, illuminates the vision for CISL — a collaboration which combines RPI’s deep experience with immersive environments with IBM’s expertise in cognitive computing.
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson and Dr. John E. Kelly III unveil CISL, a multi-year collaboration between IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pioneer new frontiers in the scientific field of immersive cognitive systems during the Keynote Presentation for the 2015 Cognitive Colloquium, RPI.
IBM Research teams up with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to explore new opportunities in the field of immersive cognitive systems.
Group collaboration among human users and cognitive agents is a key area of interest within the newly formed Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. Researchers at Rensselaer discuss the Campfire, a new platform created at Rensselaer for group interactions which complements traditional large scale immersive environments.

You’re in a meeting making a plan. Everyone is taking notes, but the conversation roams, going from one item, and one speaker, to another, and as the hour comes to a close, it’s hard to remember who said what and which assignments were doled out to whom. Some of the questions that came up went unanswered. Worse than that, despite all the smarts in the room, several complications were overlooked and nobody noticed.