Published on April 30, 2008
Center for Intelligent Machines (CIM)www.cim.mcgill.ca: Center for Intelligent Machines (CIM) www.cim.mcgill.ca By Jerome Pasquero What is the CIM?: What is the CIM? One of the biggest research center on intelligent systems in North America: More than 120 graduate students (electrical, computer and mechanical eng., CS) 19 professors Staff (around 20 people) 12 research labs And I have 10 minutes to talk about it… What is an Intelligent Machine?: What is an Intelligent Machine? “Intelligent machines are capable of adapting their goal-oriented behaviour by sensing and interpreting their environment, making decisions and plans, and then carrying out those plans using physical actions.” Source: CIM Mission Statement Research Labs @ CIM: Research Labs @ CIM Ambulatory Robotics Artificial Perception Computation, Visualization and Realization Lab Content-Based Image Retrieval Haptics Lab Industrial Automation Laboratory Mobile Robotics Motor Vision Lab Probabilistic Vision Group Robotic Mechanical Systems Laboratory Shape Analysis Shared Reality and Intelligent Environments Perception: Perception Artificial Perception F. Ferrie Probabilistic Vision Group T. Arbel Content-Based Image Retrieval M. D. Levine Motor Vision Lab J. J. Clark Shape Analysis K. Siddiqi Robotics: Robotics Ambulatory Robotics M. Buehler Mobile Robotics G. Dudek Robotic Mechanical Systems J. Angeles, A. K. Misra, P. Zsombor-Murray, M. Nahon Control: Control Industrial Automation B. Boulet, P. Caines, H. Michalska Computation, Visualization and Realization X. W. Chang, L. Cortelezzi, V. N. Krovi, K. Siddiqi Human-Computer Interaction: Human-Computer Interaction Shared Reality Environment J. Cooperstock Haptics Lab V. Hayward Motor Vision Lab J. Clark Artificial Perception Lab F. Ferrie Some examples of applications: Some examples of applications Vision and Image Processing: Quality insurance on assembly lanes Automated and intelligent security systems Minimally invasive surgery Haptics: Surgery training Remote tactile sensing Data visualization Robotics and mechanical systems: Vehicles to explore remote environments (bottom of sea, distant planets) Collaborative work between machines (e.g. de-mining of a dangerous field) Improvement of mechanical systems (e.g. Better power efficiency of industrial gears) Control: Process optimization for a plant Reduction of noise in vehicles Tracking of flying objects Shared Reality: Remote collaborative work between humans Entertainment Real-time communication via broadband networks Questions…: Questions… In invite you the have a look at the webpage: www.cim.mcgill.ca Thank you !