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Making Intelligent Agents Intelligent

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 31795
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2875 Towerview Road, Suite A4
Herndon, VA 22071
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Deddo
 (703) 904-1808
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Research Institution

Many simulations environments, particularly those used for training purposes, employ simulated human behavior. To date, users frequently complain that such simulated behavior is not very intelligent and easy to "game" thus reducing the effectiveness of the training. We propose to improve intelligent agent technology through improved techniques for eliciting expert problem solving knowledge on what decisions to make in the simulated environment and improved knowledge representation and reasoning techniques that support intelligent evaluations and plannings in response to user actions within a simulation. Our approach will be demonstrated in a proof-of-concept system that employs intelligent agents in a dismounted infantry fighting environment. This context will allow us to leverage the proposed work with other projects RDC has, developing simulation-based training for the dismounted infantry.

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