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An Adaptive Cultural Trainer for Development of Cultural Aptitude in Warfighters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-HS8-4084
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-HS8
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: An Adaptive Cultural Trainer for Development of Cultural Aptitude in Warfighters
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0161
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

Current conflicts increasingly require the military to win the support the local population and this starts by understanding their environment and building relationships with them. In this proposal, the team of SoarTech, Vcom3D and Proxima Intercultural propose a novel training architecture in which warfighters can learn how to use face-to-face interaction as a tool to produce population level effects. This architecture, the Population-based Adaptive Cultural Trainer (PACT), integrates our prior work in cultural behavior architectures (including face-to-face interaction and population modeling) and pedagogical experience manipulation and will provide a training system in which interactions with local populations affect shifts in local opinion, perception, movement, and so forth and in which the scenario adjusts in difficulty based in part on neural/physiological sensors to keep players motivated, interested, and at an optimal learning level.

Principal Investigator:

Michael V. Lent
President and CEO
(734) 327-8000
vanlent@soartech.com

Business Contact:

Michael V. Lent
President and CEO
(734) 327-8000
contracts@soartech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI -

EIN/Tax ID: 383382261
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No