ICT Second Life Project Wins Award at 2011 Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge

Published: March 24, 2011
Category: News

Congrats to ICT’s VIGOR team on their 2nd place win in the Patterns of Life category of the Federal Virtual World Challenge.
ICT’s Jacki Morie, Dusan Jan and Anton Leuski accepted the award today, which includes $3000, at a luncheon awards ceremony at the Defense Game Tech Conference in Orlando, Florida. TheVIGOR project, sponsored by the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, is focused on creating different types of virtual characters to inhabit in virtual worlds, like Second Life, and provide a richer experience for human visitors to such spaces.
ICT’s winning entry was a virtual character-driven checkpoint training exercise, which uses over a dozen intelligent and semi-autonomous bots. It was created as a proof of concept to see if a complicated training scenario could be deployed in Second Life.
And apparently it can.
The Federal Virtual World Challenge is an annual, global challenge, led by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory – Simulation & Training Technology Center, to explore innovative and interactive solutions in virtual environments.
Click here for the Federal Virtual World Challenge Site.
Click here for the GameTech Conference site.