Intelligent TeammatesAgents that are there to support any activity where more human role players are needed than are available to train
These agents are used to take the place of role-players.
DMI intelligent agents are used throughout the DoD to aide in training. One type of agent that has been leveraged to great success are automated intelligent teammate agents, often called BLUFOR agents. These agents are used to take the place of role-players. In other words, people participating in the training who are not being trained but are required to obtain a realistic scenario for the trainees. One example, is our participation in the Joint Theater Air Ground Simulation System (JTAGSS) which is a designed to train Air Support Operations Center (ASOC) personnel. The ASOC manages aircraft, missiles and munitions for a theater of operations. As aircraft enter the theater they need to check-in with he ASOC and are subsequently handed off to a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) on the ground who directs them to targets. In this case, DMI intelligent teammate agents are used to represent the voice enable aircraft. ASOC trainees talk to these agents and direct them to JTACs. In JTAGSS DMI has hundreds of agents that interact with ASOC trainees to support training. This enables one instructor to train the ASOC instead of requiring 20 or more role-players to talk to these trainees over the radio.
DMI intelligent teammates agents are there to support any activity where more human role players are needed than are available to train. This enables individualized training and supports on-demand training. When paired with a Virtual Instructor Agent it also enables adaptation where the virtual instructor is acting as a director of the action, guiding the intelligent teammate agents to actions that best support desired training outcomes.