Projects presented (in order) 1st. ARA: Augmented Reality for Autism ARA is a technological tool for AR (Augmented Reality) in the context of Autistic Spectrum patients (ASD). The aim is to connect the individual to the real world, enabling an interaction with the environment. It uses an electronic device (for instance a mobile phone or a modern tablet) it is expected to react in those cases where the patient lacks of reaction, making it possible to teach the patient how to react and how to do it, in a kind of reinforcement learning. This is useful for certain treatment when ASD is severe. It has the ability to let the trainer evaluate and define the patient profile, progress and preferences. ARA is a new generation concept for the traditional PECS, with the advantage of covering the gap in those patients that are not able to associate real world with PECS. 2nd. Holotech: navigation for blind people. Displacement is one of the key problems for blind people when they are out-door. This project is focused on a device using Android, Neural Nets and a small Expert System to react upon images gathered by the videocamera of a mobile device. It is important to cover in-door as well as out-door locations. A specific designed sound language makes it simpler and natural to the user to acknowledge potential risks or objects. 3rd. IEEE SIGHT Argentina: BIOTECH, Biological application of MLW (Morphosyntactic Linguistic Wavelets) Technologies. IEEE SIGHT Argentina supports and coordinates many projects since June 2013. One of those projects is called BIOTECH. Its main goal is to model linguistic behavior in children and adults suffering ASD. Many strategies and algorithms based on Computational Intelligence allow dynamic Machine Learning of specific communication clues for each individual and an automatic translation into a Spanish set of tags. This is acquired by Morphosyntactic Linguistic Wavelets developed by DAISY at CI2s Labs, http://www.ci2s.com.ar/rd/daisy. A big team in IEEE Argentina section is working in collaboration with IEEE SIGHT. 4th.IEEE Foundation Funds project: MIDA LEARNITRON is a learning model tool built using trace data taken from a virtual museum (and game) named MIDA (Museo de la Ingenieria Desde la Antiguedad). The museum has a set of ancient devices that implement certain engineering principles. Every object has also video, text and photo information. This project (granted by IEEE FF at start up) is a new learning environment focused on Engineering and its subjects, with the advantage of profiling and empowering users by detecting weakness and strengths during his learning process. Since the Museum can be visited by people from 8 to 100 years old, it intends to promote Engineering as a thinking perspective, and a possibility for anyone no matter his background knowledge. 5th.MARCOS. autonomous mobile robot with consciousness Concept learning in JAVA, by consciousness approach. From simple data gathered by sensors, it is possible to evaluate it using machine learning and a kind of concept factory named COFRAM. The model of the environment is dynamic and therefore suitable for out-door navigation. MARCOS uses concepts to build strategies on how to go on avoiding obstacles and trying to reach certain target. As the robot advances in the real world, it builds a World-map and updates it when needed. As can be seen the possibility to learn from experience makes the robot more "intelligent", but its counterpart is how to clean spureus strategies. Then a new criteria are implemented to make best strategies survive.
TRIC is an international event that included for the first time video-games as a field for engineering in Argentina. This video presents also IEEE SIGHT and other projects in TRIC final event.