Rapid Tactics Development Using Existing, Low-Cost Virtual Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0513
Award Id:
87677
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-117-1169
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1709 Alpine Ave., Boulder, CO, 80304
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
780461989
Principal Investigator:
BradleyBest
Principal Scientist
(303) 359-9133
bjbest@adcogsys.com
Business Contact:
BradleyBest
Managing Partner
(303) 359-9133
bjbest@adcogsys.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A tremendous need exists for intelligent agents that can be created and edited without resorting to intensive knowledge engineering and programming, and which exhibit believable and variable behavior in the training contexts in which they are deployed. This proposal describes a novel method for creating and editing intelligent agents' behavior based on using instance-based modeling and statistical learning methods that learn from the example of a person interacting in a virtual environment. These methods, which leverage structured knowledge in a hybrid symbolic-subsymbolic approach, support automatic incorporation of assessment feedback directly from the interface into an agent, allowing a domain expert to interact with an agent in a closed feedback loop through a participation in a virtual environment, instead of through lengthy reprogramming by a knowledge engineering expert.

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