Measuring presence and performance in a virtual reality police use of force training simulation prototype

Edward T. Garcia, Stephen G. Ware, Lewis J. Baker

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a virtual reality training simulation designed to help police officers learn use of force policies. Our goal is to test a training simulation prototype by measuring improvements to presence and performance. If successful, this can lead to creating a full-scale virtual reality narrative training simulation. The simulation uses a planner-based experience manager to determine the actions of agents other than the participant. Participants' actions were logged, physiological data was recorded, and the participants filled out questionnaires. Player knowledge attributes were authored to measure participants' understanding of teaching materials. We demonstrate that when participants interact with the simulation using virtual reality they experience greater presence than when using traditional screen and keyboard controls. We also demonstrate that participants' performance improves over repeated sessions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2019
EditorsRoman Bartak, Keith Brawner
Pages276-281
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781577358053
StatePublished - 2019
Event32nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2019 - Sarasota, United States
Duration: May 19 2019May 22 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 32nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2019

Conference

Conference32nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySarasota
Period5/19/195/22/19

Bibliographical note

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© 2019, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (www.aaai.org). All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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