Interactive Characters for Cultural Training of Small Military Units
CHAOS, the Combat Hunter Action and Observation Simulation, is an immersive simulation training environment which gives small military units the experience of interacting with local Afghan villagers during a patrol. It is a physical build-out of a housing compound in a mock Afghan village, with several lifesize reactive and interactive animated Pashto-speaking virtual characters. The exercise requires an infantry squad to locate and interview a character named Omar, communicating through a live human interpreter and attending to proper protocol regarding Omar’s family.
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