• FlatWorld was an immersive system that acted as an integration point for the work of ICT research projects such as Natural Language, Virtual Humans and the Graphics Lab, and assisted the transition of ICT technologies to operational use by the US Army. These systems were housed in an innocuous building outside Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles, California.
  • ICT at Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles
    ICT at Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles
  • FlatWorld
  • Multi-room configurations of the FlatWorld system at the time were being developed for use by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Virginia, and the Infantry Immersive Trainer (IIT) FlatWorld system was installed at Quantico, Virginia and at Camp Pendleton, California. ONR invested $75 million in Human Performance, Training and Education (HPT&E) related technologies for the Marine Corps and the Navy, with a further $50 million over the following five years. By incorporating the US Army’s Research and Development at ICT, the ONR intended to develop the next generation of science and technology for optimising warfighter performance and small unit excellence.
  • Interrogation Set
    Interrogation Set
  • Training Set
    Training Set
  • The Mixed Reality Research & Development (MRR&D) group created immersive systems and training simulations that incorporated both real and virtual elements. The projection and display techniques enabled computer-generated virtual characters, objects, and effects to convincingly interact with, or alter real objects, such as walls, doors, and furniture. FlatWorld used mixed-reality sensing, which enabled the system to detect and track participants without encumbering the participant with cables, sensors, etc. This capability made the systems aware, and thus able to respond believably to participants actions.