Accession Number : ADA328794

Title :   Virtual Environments for Training. Annual Productivity Report October 1 1996 to September 30, 1997.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MARTIN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Stiles, R.

PDF Url : ADA328794

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report constitutes the Annual Productivity report for the Virtual Environments for Training contract, funded by the Office of Naval Research. Technical progress achieved in the contract year is described, as well as its relevance to the task of applying virtual environment technology to training. Achievements in opportunistic instruction, event sequencing, and team task modeling for team training are described, as well as advances in a unifying framework for virtual environment interaction, training simulation authoring, and pedagogical agents. We also relate steps in the development of the overall software system, known as the Training Studio, and the individual major components: VIVIDS, Steve, and Vista. This report includes significant contributions from the USC/BTL and USC/ISI sub-contracts, by Dr. Allen Munro and Dr. Lewis Johnson, respectively.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *VIRTUAL REALITY, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, AUTOMATION, TRAINING DEVICES, LEARNING MACHINES, THREE DIMENSIONAL, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
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