Persistent Stare Surveillance Platforms. That’s DARPA-speak for a fixed-position surveillance system (either land-based or unmanned in the air). What DARPA is actually seeking in their Mind’s Eye Announcement, is research to provide human-like visual intelligence (e.g.: a deep learning smart camera which condenses raw data into meaningful data) from surveillance systems.
HUMAVIPS is a 3-year EU FP7 project to develop social skills in robots, particularly to mimic the cocktail party effect – to focus on just one person in the midst of other people, voices and background noises.