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Framework for Virtual Cognitive Experiment in Virtual Geographic Environments

Fan Zhang, Mingyuan Hu, Weitao Che, Hui Lin, Chaoyang Fang
2018 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
In terms of reactive cognition, building a user 'evaluative' environment in a complex virtual experiment is a necessary yet challenging task.  ...  to both record and analyse the brain activity of a user and explore what type of virtual environment is more suitable and comfortable.  ...  EEG-Based Cognitive Experiment in 3D VGEs Human environmental perception is a comprehensive experience when stimulated by circumstances such as an individual's specific activity, event or physical environment  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi7010036 fatcat:ty35lqq5ufdvzpkjcjbh3cam7a

Application of virtual environments in training of ergatic system operators

Igor Petukhov, Lyudmila Steshina, Andrei Glazyrin
2018 Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privredu  
experience in virtual environments.  ...  It presents the review of the existing models of the virtual environment application, offers a system model of the operator's response, systemizes the main structural and functional elements of personal  ...  developing a human-oriented model for effective training simulation, etc.  ... 
doi:10.5937/jaes16-17382 fatcat:bnpmi5piprc5zlepszpflmvqyy

Using situational simulations to collect and analyze dynamic construction management decision-making data

Matt Watkins, Amlan Mukherjee, Nilufer Onder
2008 2008 Winter Simulation Conference  
We draw on research conducted in dynamic decision making, construction data-mining and situational simulations to develop methods to study human decision-making data collected in ICDMA -a situational simulation  ...  In this paper we lay the foundations for studying decisionmaking in complex dynamic construction management scenarios using situational simulations as experimental testbeds.  ...  This is because it is rare for an exact project to be repeated multiple times. By studying decisions in a simulated environment, new types of experiments can be performed.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2008.4736345 dblp:conf/wsc/WatkinsMO08 fatcat:d7gkx3dtirc3zguvl5ycicdvmq

A study of human behavior simulation in architectural design for healthcare facilities

Davide Schaumann, Nirit Putievsky Pilosof, Kartikeya Date, Yehuda E Kalay
2016 Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità  
Simulation of a medicine distribution procedure in a general hospital facility, while accounting for serendipitous social interactions made possible by the presence of different users in the same space  ...  Current tools and methods in architectural design do not allow predicting and evaluating how people will use designed environments before their actual realization.  ...  Brodeschi, A. Nicola, and M. Kislev.  ... 
doi:10.4415/ann_16_01_07 pmid:27033615 fatcat:lvjxganuw5bpbdbtesu4zu6kmu

Simulation Framework for Evaluation of Indoor Navigation Systems

Yang Tao, Aura Ganz
2020 IEEE Access  
The simulation engine uses the Unity game engine, which tracks the virtual user interaction and motion in a virtual environment that represents the physical environment in which the user navigates.  ...  In this paper, we introduce the first simulation framework that provides cost-effective means to evaluate indoor navigation systems for different user groups (e.g., users with visual impairment), various  ...  VIRTUAL USER MODEL In this study, we propose to develop and test VUM) that simulate users. VUM will simulate the spatial navigation behavior of a real user in a virtual environment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2968435 fatcat:algjrzlwdnbhfhjb7gnwjritge

The integrated performance modeling environment---simulating human-system performance

David Dahn, K. Ronald Laughery
1997 Proceedings of the 29th conference on Winter simulation - WSC '97  
The procedures or activities that the human operator must perform are represented by a network simulation model that is, in essence, a Micro Saint model.  ...  IPME provides: • a more realistic representation of humans in complex environments • interoperability with other model components and external simulations • enhanced usability through a user friendly graphical  ... 
doi:10.1145/268437.268751 fatcat:mjbyjivyufdqbovjabyj2uzvru

Using Cognitive Models to Train Warm Start Reinforcement Learning Agents for Human-Computer Interactions [article]

Chao Zhang, Shihan Wang, Henk Aarts, Mehdi Dastani
2021 arXiv   pre-print
To address this "cold start" problem, we propose a novel approach of using cognitive models to pre-train RL agents before they are applied to real users.  ...  Reinforcement learning (RL) agents in human-computer interactions applications require repeated user interactions before they can perform well.  ...  focus area Human-centered AI of Utrecht University respectively.  ... 
arXiv:2103.06160v1 fatcat:rgdshsv3mbaxpdqrve4dkn3g7i

Improving humans

Katy Tcha-Tokey, Colin T. Schmidt, Erik Geslin, Simon Richir
2020 Proceedings of the 11th Augmented Human International Conference  
The VE would be an environment for extending human capabilities, the goal being to increase experiences.  ...  This is an author-deposited version published in: Handle ID ABSTRACT In this paper, we argue in favour of using an immersive Virtual Environment (VE) in order to improve human capabilities  ...  Also highly appreciated are the means ACM provides for the publishing of this paper from a quaint place (Covid-19 confinement).  ... 
doi:10.1145/3396339.3396401 dblp:conf/aughuman/Tcha-TokeySGR20 fatcat:aajosp3rhnhpvofe46detkswou

Digital human modeling (DHM) for improving work environment for specially-abled and elderly

Charu M. Maurya, Sougata Karmakar, Amarendra Kumar Das
2019 SN Applied Sciences  
Digital human modeling (DHM), a technique of simulating human interaction with the product or workplace in a virtual environment is gaining popularity.  ...  Digital human modeling software has gained attention for proactive design and ergonomic evaluation of products and workplaces in diverse fields that include manufacturing industry, healthcare sectors,  ...  A walker with sitstand assistance for the elderly was developed and virtually evaluated on the human model before experimenting on real users [68] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42452-019-1399-y fatcat:qi5gcwnqfnallgzpp3vkxxsyda

Combining Users' Activity Survey and Simulators to Evaluate Human Activity Recognition Systems

Gorka Azkune, Aitor Almeida, Diego López-de-Ipiña, Liming Chen
2015 Sensors  
Persim is becoming a very complete simulator tool 91 for activity recognition in pervasive environments.  ...  Choose a target environment and deploy sensors to acquire and process information about human 22 activities. 23 2.  ...  They show 251 some experiments for activity recognition in a smart home environment using the dense sensing activity 252 monitoring approach.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s150408192 pmid:25856329 pmcid:PMC4431271 fatcat:zbtmccdrb5bdnm7a6ilva3eiv4

Environmental modeling and simulation — applications and future requirements [chapter]

R. Grützner
1996 Environmental Software Systems  
Keywords modeling, simulation experiments, simulation system architecture, environmental applications 1 BASE DEFINITION Up to now the state of the environment has been changed by human activities in a  ...  If a simulation model adequately represents the important aspects of the real system, selected for investigations, a R. Denzer et al. (eds.), Environmental Software Systems  ...  modeling concepts development of comfortable user interfaces of software tools for simulation experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34951-0_9 fatcat:iep35xz6ynb6zgaezjcmnrlfzm

Prosthesis-User-in-the-Loop: A user-specific biomechanical modeling and simulation environment

J. Wojtusch, P. Beckerle, O. Christ, K. Wolff, O. von Stryk, S. Rinderknecht, J. Vogt
2012 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
The modeling and simulation environment is associated with Prosthesis-User-in-the-Loop, a hardware simulator concept for the design and optimization of lower limb prosthetic devices based on user experience  ...  In this paper, a novel biomechanical modeling and simulation environment with an emphasis on user-specific customization is presented.  ...  A novel design approach based on user experience and assessment is introduced by Prosthesis-User-in-the-Loop, a hardware simulator for the design and optimization of lower limb prostheses.  ... 
doi:10.1109/embc.2012.6346888 pmid:23366849 dblp:conf/embc/WojtuschBCWSRV12 fatcat:m2pz25ptyfg3bfp4r2nuaxuv4y

Participatory technologies for designing ambient intelligence systems

Toru Ishida, Hiromitsu Hattori
2009 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
We show a direction for agent modeling based on learning from humans in actual application environments.  ...  For realizing realistic interactions between agents and humans during participatory simulations, an agent model that can reproduce human-like agent behaviors is needed.  ...  In summary, a participatory simulation consists of 1) agents for modeling users, 2) avatars to represent human subjects, 3) scenarios for modeling interactions, 4) human subjects to control avatars, 5)  ... 
doi:10.3233/ais-2009-0006 fatcat:rzcolndshrb37hlhu5gkxbna54

Intuitive, VR- and Gesture-based Physical Interaction with Virtual Commissioning Simulation Models [chapter]

Maximilian Metzner, Lorenz Krieg, Daniel Krüger, Tobias Ködel, Jörg Franke
2020 Annals of Scientific Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics  
In this contribution, we present a system for intuitive, user-integrated virtual commissioning. Using virtual reality, we allow for a first person experience of the simulation at runtime.  ...  We conduct a user study quantifying the intuitiveness of interaction for defined tasks of our system compared to a standard simulation setup.  ...  This human factor is thus critical for a comprehensive simulation of system behavior and function. The active integration of humans into VC environments is hence an important research topic.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-61755-7_2 fatcat:bomkdq2panabdbxxgyglqyxjl4

Save Maritime Systems Testbed

André Bolles, Axel Hahn
2014 Annual of Navigation  
It provides a modelling framework for processes, fault trees and generic hazard specification and a physical world and maritime traffic simulation system.  ...  The modelling and simulation toolset HAGGIS provides methods for system specification and formal risk analysis.  ...  HAGGIS supports modelling and formal analysis of e-navigation systems and a co-simulation environment with traffic and n-body simulation systems as well as human agent models for human centered design  ... 
doi:10.1515/aon-2015-0002 fatcat:znj7r3mcprf7za77uywk6ndnvy
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