Another harbinger of things to come sits on a hillside near the Hudson River in upstate New York, where an immersion lab with 15-foot walls and a 360-degree projection system transports Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute language students to China, virtually.
In a collaboration between Rensselaer and IBM Research, the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory (CISL) invites students interested in conducting research with us to attend an information session Wednesday, August 12th @ 2 pm online. RSVP to Maura Marsett <firstname.lastname@example.org> or register on Handshake by 9am Wednesday, August 12th for WebEx session information.
The research conducted at CISL is currently focused on the following projects:
In a collaboration between Rensselaer and IBM Research, the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory (CISL) invites students interested in conducting research with us to attend an information session Thursday, April 30th @ 1:30 pm
Covid-19 Update: Following the state and university guidelines, HUMAINE organizers have decided to host this year's competition online via a web browser instead of running it in the on-campus immersive environment. At some future date, if conditions safely permit, we may demonstrate some of the submitted agents in the immersive environment. This does not affect how participants write/submit their code for now.
Following ANAC guidance, we have extended our deadlines for participants to submit their code.
Graduate Student Jerry Huang presents an ongoing CISL project at the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in San Diego, California.
link to webcast of Jerry's presentation
Assistant Professor Helen (Yalun) Zhou and Research Specialist Jaimie Drozdal host a roundtable discussion on the Mandarin Project at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2019 Convention in Washington, D.C.
Karlheinz Brandenburg to give talk "Perfect auditory illusion over loudspeakers and headphone: How to use the properties of the human ear and brain"
The dream of perfect recreation of sound has always consisted of two parts: Reproduction of monaural sounds such that they seem to be exact copies of an original signal and the plausible recreation of complex sound environments, the possibility to be immersed in sound. The latter goal seems to be much more difficult, especially if we consider reproduction over headphones.
Universities have come a long way in their language studies, moving beyond just traditional classes in a lecture hall and prerecorded lessons without interaction. Now students have access to technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) in an immersive learning environment.
CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers. CVPR 2019 is hosted in Long Beach, CA. 3 papers came from Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL) - the research collaboration between the IBM Research and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. CISL is one research center in the AI Horizon Network (AIHN) university collaboration program.
A student stands before a shopkeeper on a Chinese market street. The shopkeeper announces that he has many things to sell, from cake to postcards. The student, who is still learning how to master Mandarin, ponders the selection. Like many people learning a new language, he must consider grammar, pronunciation, and tenses before answering. When it comes to Mandarin—which the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S.