Human Behavior Simulation

Marines training at Twenty-Nine Palms
Marines training at Twenty-Nine Palms.
Simulated Marines in the BASE-IT application.
Simulated Marines in the BASE-IT application.
Tight shot of simulated Marines.
Tight shot of simulated Marines.

Affecting the behavior of populations and opposing forces is the underlying goal of all military operations. The means of achieving the goal is the behavior of friendly forces. MOVES research is at the forefront of the struggle to understand the dynamics of human behavior by simulating it and by making human behavior simulations more accurate and easier to use. MOVES researchers produce and use a wide variety of tools to this end. Many of these tools are derived from well-studied techniques in artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, and computational social science. Combining these with the creativity and applied defense focus of MOVES researchers has resulted in advanced simulations of human behavior based on novel computational models of perception, cognition, and learning. Behavior model validation is of particular research interest. MOVES behavior simulation research has impacted a broad range of defense simulations, both constructive and virtual, from training and analysis workhorses to cutting edge prototypes, of individual combatant behavior to the social and cultural behavior of populations.

Example Projects

POC: Chris Darken