Leadership & Ethics

Leadership & Ethics

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.


ADC Simulation Products Supporting Leadership & Ethics Training

Faceshift 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.

  • Face Shift screen capture

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.

  • light wave 3D screen capture
  • light wave 3D screen capture
  • light wave 3D screen capture

Through our Avatar Augmented Role Play (AA-RP) project the ADC Simulation Centre is working to bring live role play into virtual environments.

The AA-RP project will use motion capture hardware and software, such as Faceshift and Lightwave3D, to track data on a SME's body movement and facial expressions which are translated onto a suitably attired avatar, resident in an appropriate virtual set. The SME's voice is also captured and the avatar and voice projected to the student in real-time. Students converse with the avatar and both their physical and voice response is captured and relayed to the SME via Video Teleconference (VTC) technology.

Papers

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

Videos


  • Virtual Human Toolkit 
    Virtual Human Toolkit 
  • Immersive Naval Officer Training System
    Immersive Naval Officer Training System"
  • Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment 
    Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment 
  • Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment - Lite
    Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment - Lite
  • Faceshift
    Faceshift
  • VRP® MIL (demonstration scenario)
    VRP® MIL (demonstration scenario)

Links

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://www.faceshift.com/showcase/ - Various projects that utilise Faceshift

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