Leadership & Ethics training teaches students leadership in the military context and how to make the right moral choices, consistent with ADF values when faced with challenging issues or dilemmas. The use of virtual environments and actors brings context and a degree of reality into the teaching of leadership and ethics and can be used to practice and supplement lessons learned in a traditional classroom environment. Interactive virtual environments can present scenarios that require students to observe, decide and respond appropriately.
Faceware is software that maps the facial expressions of a role player to a computer generated avatar in real time. This allows a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to role play a variety of characters. The software can be used to generate video content or support real-time role play.
Lightwave3D is a 3D graphics software package from NewTek. It is used for modelling, animating and rendering 3D images. The NevronMotion plugin, also from NewTek enables motion data from Microsoft's Kinect camera to be translated to an avatar in real-time within the Lightwave virtual set. The captured performance can be saved for later use.
Developing INOTS to Support Interpersonal Skills Practice Julia Campbell, Mark Core, Ron Artstein, Lindsay Armstrong, Arno Hartholt, Cyrus Wilson, Kallirroi Georgila, Fabrizio Morbini, Edward Haynes, Dave Gomboc, Mike Birch, Jonathan Bobrow, H. Chad Lane, Jillian Gerten, Anton Leuski, David Traum, Matthew Trimmer, Rich DiNinni, Matthew Bosack, Timothy Jones, Richard E. Clark & Kenneth A. Yates - University of Southern California
High-Fidelity Simulation/Mentoring System for General Officers in HighStakes Operational Environments Laura A. Zimmerman, Christopher A. Burns, Jeff M. Sestokas Applied Research Associates, Inc. Klein Associates Division, Fairborn, OH
Developing Leadership Skills in a Virtual Simulation: Coaching the Affiliative Style Leader Kathleen Gurley, Dawn Wilson - Fayetteville State University
Virtual Worlds - A Development Tool for Leadership Education Guthrie, K. L., Phelps, K. and Downey, S - 1-Florida State University, 2-Illinois Leadership, 3-University of South Florida
CAPE - US Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) provide a suite of online virtual simulations specifically tailored to ethical decision making, and leadership for those new to positions of authority.
USC ICT Prototypes - University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, Virtual Humans AI prototypes
USC ICT Virtual Human Toolkit - University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies.
Immersive Naval Officer Training System - University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies
Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment - University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies
https://www.branchtrack.com/ - BranchTrack - Online interactive branching scenarios
http://facewaretech.com/company/case-studies/ - Various projects that utilise Faceware