Wednesday, February 12, 2014

IHMC to double research space

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition will more than double its downtown research space with a three-story, 30,000-square-foot addition and renovation of the existing building. IHMC currently uses space in four buildings downtown. Construction for the $8 million project is expected to begin in April, with the building to open in 2015. The first floor of the addition will consist of research labs, including an expanded Robotics Lab and a multi-sensory interfaces lab focused on sensory displays and human-machine interfaces. The second floor will feature a glass-walled observation area for public tour groups, and the third floor will hold additional offices, conference rooms and research space. IHMC is involved in R&D that includes artificial intelligence, robotics, cyber security and more. (Source: WEAR-TV, WUWF, 02/12/14, IHMC website)