I don't know if this is deep blue material - there no physics or hardware in the usual sense - only computers, and tactics - but its still pretty technical, so you decide.
A large entity that shall remain nameless is funding us to do research to the tune $150K a year or so. What we want to do is build a computerized system to analyze small team combat tactics. We plan to demonstrate the system using paintball.
The heart of this thing is a computer vision system using multiple cameras to build a very detailed real-time map of an area and its occupancy. IOW, where stuff is. We will have to augment it to identify players (but that won't be hard). We also want to measure things like heart rate and respiration and so on.
Using this, we will be able to record games, not just optically, but being able to see around objects, and see where things were and how they were moving at any give time. We will try to develop the ability to measure 3D data selectively on the players (too much data to do the whole court).
Now, here is what I'm NOT sure how to do - and what the great minds of deep blue might be able to help us with: Once we have this information, how can we use it to develop training for the players and actually improve their game? This is, ultimately, the goal - and while we know how to gather the data for evalutation, the experience to use that may be harder to find.
Any ideas? Don't be shy, we're open to anything!