IMPACT: Intelligent Modeling for Pedagogically-Aware Cultural Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-6837
Agency Tracking Number: O063-CR8-1101
Amount: $749,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-CR8
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lisa Scott Holt
 Research Scientist
 (734) 327-8000
Business Contact
 James Rosbe
Title: President
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Research Institution
Soar Technology proposes to build IMPACT (Intelligent Modeling For Pedagogically-Aware Cultural Training), a sophisticated, agent-based system to enable immersive, realistic practice environments for cultural training. IMPACT features a robust student model that represents a broad matrix of culturally appropriate skills and an intelligent director agent that uses the student model to provide performance feedback in either or two modes: explicitly through spoken directives or implicitly through the dynamic adaptation of characters and events in the training scenario. IMPACT supports pedagogically-sound cultural training that is cost-effective, easily deployed, and highly adaptive to individual needs, beyond what is presently possible in state-of-the-art computer-based training or live training exercises. IMPACT will result in better supported, more focused, more enjoyable, and ultimately more effective computer-based cultural skills training.

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