Rapid Tactics Development Using Existing, Low-Cost Virtual Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-10-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number: N082-117-1169
Amount: $741,561.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-117
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Adaptive Cognitive Systems
1709 Alpine Ave., Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 780461989
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Best
 Managing Partner
 (303) 413-3472
 bjbest@adcogsys.com
Business Contact
 Bradley Best
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (303) 413-3472
Email: bjbest@adcogsys.com
Research Institution
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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