NIST Takes Measure of Intelligent Systems
by NIST Public & Business Affairs July 28, 2009
Measurement science is at the heart of NIST's mission and as science evolves so does the need for accurate measures. Researchers advancing the state of the art for artificial intelligence, robots and other systems will meet in September at NIST for the ninth annual Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'09) workshop, the only event dedicated to defining measures and methodologies to evaluate performance of intelligent systems.
The 2009 workshop will focus on the application of performance measures to practical problems in industry, medicine, emergency response, transportation, homeland security and defense. Featured speakers include: David Bruemmer (Idaho National Laboratory) reporting on robots and threat detection; Ben Kuipers of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, describing a cognitive mapper for mobile robots; and, Raffaello D'Andrea ( ETH Zurich) describing a supply chain solution using hundreds of networked, autonomous mobile robots for warehouse-based order fulfillment.