Ramon Gonzalez

Research Assistant

Tennessee State University
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Center of Excellence for Battlefield Sensor Fusion
Email: gonzalez.ramon065@gmail.com 
Tel: 615-963-5081


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee State University (May 2014)

Professional Experience:

  • Research Assistant, Intelligent Tactical Mobility Robotics Laboratory (ITMRL), Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee (May 2013 – till date)

Project Scope:

The scope of this research work is dealing with development of a simulation program for context based group activities modeling of simulated agents (i.e., avatars or humanoids) in the virtual urban environments. One research objective is to develop different behaviors schemes for control of individual activities of humanoids in the virtual simulation environment. Another research objective is to develop behavior-based capability for simulating emergent behaviors of a group of avatars cooperating in virtual environment.  Mimicking human-like behaviors is a very complex task. One aspect of this research work has been to develop different abstract model of avatars behaviors under different operational/emergent conditions. The newly developed virtual simulation model helps us in understanding human-human interactions, human-object interactions, human-environment interactions, and human-vehicle interactions.  This simulation program is developed using IRIS software.  IRIS is a comprehensive intelligent software for robotics imaging and sensing applications.  

Research Applications:

Developed models can be applied for Battlefield Intelligence, Homeland Security applications, Border Monitoring and many other civilian applications.

Research Advisor:

Dr. Amir Shirkhodaie
Director, Center of Excellence for Battlefield Sensor Fusion
Tennessee State University
Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209
Tel: 615-963-5396

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