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Randall Hill, Jonathan Gratch, Stacy Marsella, Bill Swartout, David Traum: “Virtual Humans in the Mission Rehearsal Exercise System”

May 1, 2001 | Norfolk, VA

Speaker: Randall Hill, Jonathan Gratch, Stacy Marsella, Bill Swartout, David Traum
Host: 10th Conference on Computer Generated Forces and Behavioral Representation

How can simulation be made more compelling and effective as a tool for learning? This is the question that the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) set out to answer when it was formed at the University of Southern California in 1999, to serve as a nexus between the simulation and entertainment communities. The ultimate goal of the ICT is to create the Experience Learning System (ELS), which will advance the state of the art in virtual reality immersion through use of high-resolution graphics, immersive audio, virtual humans and story-based scenarios. Once fully realized, ELS will make it possible for participants to enter places in time and space where they can interact with believable characters capable of conversation and action, and where they can observe and participate in events that are accessible only through simulation.