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DARPA using video game for ASW research

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:07 am
by Shutter
https://actuv.darpa.mil/
Check it out
The DARPA ACTUV program is developing a fundamentally new tool for the Navy’s ASW toolkit. Before we can develop the autonomous software that will run on ACTUV’s computers, we need to understand what approaches and methods are the most effective. We have made arrangements for ACTUV to be integrated into the Sonalysts Combat Simulations Dangerous WatersTM game, and we’re offering this new ACTUV Tactics Simulator here for free public download and this is where you can play an import role!
Definitely an unusual approach to this sort of thing. They must really believe they'll get some valuable data if they're willing to program it into a videogame.

Re: DARPA using video game for ASW research

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:25 pm
by Animal
They will.

The thing about handing the simulation over to amateurs is that unlike veterans they aren't schooled in the most effective means and have no predisposition to doing things a certain way. This testing method will yield the broadest data set.

Re: DARPA using video game for ASW research

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:28 pm
by Gunny
Vary interesting,chaos theory in practice you never know what you might develop. 8-)