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Army Office of Video Games

December 13, 2007

The U.S. military has been using games for decades to train its troops. Now, for the first time, the Army has set up a project …

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ICT Paper Wins Award

December 1, 2007

A paper authored by ICT researchers was honored with a best paper award for the Emerging Concepts and Innovative Technologies subcommittee and nominated for best …

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ICT Researcher Named to Leadership Post

November 12, 2007

Jonathan Gratch has been named president-elect of the newly-formed Human-Machine Interaction Network on Emotion (HUMAINE) Association. The group, founded in June 2007, is a professional, …

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Army’s Newest Recruit: A Fully Interactive Virtual Human

October 24, 2007

Sgt. Star never sleeps. He doesn’t stop to eat or drink either. It is not just that the strapping 6-foot-tall soldier is devoted to his job …

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NY Times Looks at PTSD Treatment

September 4, 2007

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a growing problem, especially with the increasing number of veterans returning from duty in the Middle East. Traditional treatments …

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ICT Research Wins Award at SIGGRAPH ’07

August 15, 2007

Computer graphics have transformed many aspects of life. But while a great deal of imagery is modeled and rendered in 3D, almost all of it …

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PTSD Treatment Features

June 16, 2007

Earlier this week, a reporter was escorted down an Iraqi street during the morning call to prayer. There was a marketplace to the right, nondescript …

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Nightline Reports on Virtual Reality Therapy

June 7, 2007

Nightline covered an Irap war veteran using Virtual Iraq at Emory University on its June 7, 2007 show. Read about the story.

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Keeping Virtual Real

April 9, 2007

For someone who lives only in a computer, Sgt. John Blackwell sure gets around. Blackwell is the walking, talking showcase for virtual human research at USC’s Institute …

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Marine Corps Using ICT Flatworld Technologies

April 5, 2007

Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral William E. Landay III has announced the funding of a $1.3-million “Tech Solutions” project to deliver advanced infantry immersive …

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ICT Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

March 19, 2007

This article in the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses research work at the ICT designed to “create the next generation of training technology.” The piece …

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New ICT Creative Director

February 13, 2007

Marina del Rey, CA (January 29, 2007) – Today Randall Hill, Executive Director of the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), announced …

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Virtual War, Real Healing

February 9, 2007

Los Angeles Times front page article covering ICT research on using virtual environments for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Read the article.

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