Adaptive Cognitive Systems

Cognitive Modeling Research and Development

Benefits of Applied Cognitive Modeling

Adaptive Cognitive Systems can help you apply Cognitive Modeling to your problems.  These techniques bring the following benefits:

  • Reduced cost from being able to test complex systems before they are completely designed or deployed
  • Faster development gained through the ability to conduct what-if analyses by simulating human behavior in much faster than real-time
  • Theoretically grounded predictive analysis of human behavior puts the science of the study of cognition into guesswork, providing more believable predictions


Our staff and collaborating contractors bring decades of experience in applying Cognitive Modeling techniques and AI modeling techniques to your problems.  A small sampling of the application areas we have tackled include the following:

Commercial Airline Pilot Simulations
We have provided simulations for commercial airline pilots to equipment manufacturers and researchers to allow them to test the efficacy of potential new cockpit devices in a low-risk environment (crashing a simulator is cheap).

Soldiers Conducting Military Operations in Urban Terrain
Using Cognitive Modeling techniques, we have simulated the behavior of teams of combatants within an urban terrain setting.  This application demonstrates the feasibility of these techniques for providing high-fidelity simulated human behavior in real-time dynamic environments.
See dTank Demos >>

See Unreal Demos >>

See FlightGear Demos>>

Integrating Cognitive Modeling Techniques into Large-Scale Architectures
We have partnered on projects to integrate the core computational techniques of Cognitive Modeling systems into larger scale systems, allowing the cognitive performance to be accessible within a software service oriented framework.
See AMR Demo >>

Customers and Partners

Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division (NAVAIR)
NAVAIR is a primary supporter of basic and applied research on learning and knowledge acquisition.  Our work with NAVAIR during Phase I focused on demonstrating behavior to create an intelligent agent.  And, our work on Phase II is focusing on developing a software entity that observes and learns from subject matter experts (SME) as they perform behaviors in a virtual environment.

Office of Naval Research (ONR)
The ONR is a primary supporter of basic and applied research on cognition, and emphasizes the use of Cognitive Modeling techniques for predicting complex interactions of people with systems, and for reducing the cost of developing these systems. Our work with the ONR, pursued in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, focuses on understanding and simulating adversarial behavior.
Sandia National Laboratories
Our work with Sandia National Laboratories was an outgrowth of a program on augmented cognition, where the goal was to compare the efficacy of different Cognitive Modeling frameworks on a particular modeling problem, the prediction of hazardous driving situations.
Mesa Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), PALM Lab
The PALM lab conducts Cognitive Modeling research with a focus on areas including spatial cognition, memory, and decision-making and their application to training and performance prediction. Our work with AFRL Mesa has focused on developing tools to leverage high performance computing (HPC) resources to guide Cognitive Modeling research and development.