This volume includes 15 papers from the National Academy of Engineering's 2006 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium held in September 2006. USFOE meetings bring together 100 outstanding engineers (ages 30 to 45) to exchange information about leading-edge technologies in a range of engineering fields. The 2006 symposium covered four topic areas: intelligent software systems and machines, the nano/bio interface, engineering personal mobility for the 21st century, and supply chain management. A paper by dinner speaker Dr. W. Dale Compton, Lillian M. Gilbreth Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering, Emeritus, is also included. The papers describe leading-edge research on commercializing auditory neuroscience, future developments in bionanotechnology, sustainable urban transportation, and managing disruptions to supply chains, among other topics. Appendixes include information about contributors, the symposium program, and a list of meeting participants. This is the twelfth volume in the USFOE series.
1 Front Matter; 2 THE RISE OF INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE, Introduction; 3 Commercializing Auditory Neuroscience; 4 Creating Intelligent Agents in Games; 5 Co-Evolution of Social Sciences and Engineering Systems; 6 Using Computational Cognitive Models to Improve Human-Robot Interaction; 7 THE NANO/BIO INTERFACE, Introduction; 8 Biological and Biomimetic Polypeptide Materials; 9 Applications of Biomimetics; 10 Optical Imaging for In Vivo Assessment of Tissue Pathology; 11 Commercialization and Future Developments in Bionanotechnology; 12 ENGINEERING PERSONAL MOBILITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, Introduction; 13 Long-Term Trends in Global Passenger Mobility; 14 Energy and Environmental Impacts of Personal Mobility; 15 New Mobility: The Next Generation of Sustainable Urban Transportation; 16 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATIONS WITH ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC IMPACT, Introduction; 17 Supply Chain Applications of Fast Implosion; 18 From Factory to Foxhole: Improving the Army's Supply Chain; 19 Managing Disruptions to Supply Chains; 20 Engineering Methods for Planning Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities; 21 DINNER SPEECH, The Changing Face of Industrial Research; 22 Contributors; 23 Program; 24 Participants