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Tools to Create Serious Games with a Cultural Context

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: O092-HS4-6026
Amount: $99,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-HS4
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-02-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-09-15
Small Business Information
3452 Lake Lynda Dr., Suite 260
Orlando, FL 32817
United States
DUNS: 799834254
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Edward Sims
 CTO
 (407) 737-7309
 eds@vcom3d.com
Business Contact
 Carol Wideman
Title: CEO
Phone: (407) 737-4695
Email: carolw@vcom3d.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

For this SBIR project, Vcom3D and our partners at Soar Technology propose to develop a toolkit for rapidly creating Serious Games that train tactical application of cultural knowledge in authentic, experiential environments. This toolkit will extend the two Company’s platform independent Plug-and-Play Cultural Avatar (PnPCA) architecture by providing tools to rapidly create new scenarios that can incorporate emerging commercial and open source speech and gesture recognition technologies, speech generation, and ingestion of new cultural data. A key feature of the toolkit will be to make scenario authoring, performance monitoring, and performance remediation available to the actual users of the serious games. Critical components of the technology will be demonstrated on multiple platforms, including mobile, Web-based, and multi-user virtual world environments.

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