CMU Command Post of The Future:
MultiModal Command and Control


As part of DARPA's Command Post of the Future program, the CMU group worked on components for a Command Post Information Environment to provide new ways to collaborate with each other and to interact with supporting information assets and sources.

This project ran from 1998 through 2002, and was credited with influencing some of the technology currently in use by the military.

Components included:

See our article that summarized the CMU part of the work:

See our longer overview of the CMU work written in June 1998.

See some images of multi-modal technology in action. April 2000. (Warning: large PowerPoint file.)

Principal Investigators

Human Computer Interaction Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Constituent Technologies

This list of documents describes some of the research that leads up to the components CMU will be contributing to the CPOF effort.


These are papers produced as part of the CMU CPOF effort.

Main Paper



This research was performed in part in connection with Contract number DAAD17-99-C-0061 with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as presenting the official policies or position, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory or the U.S. Government unless so designated by other authorized documents. Citation of manufacturer's or trade names does not constitute an official endorsement or approval of the use thereof. The U.S. Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Government purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation hereon.


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