Accession Number : ADA505705


Title :   The Role of Spatial Ability in the Relationship Between Video Game Experience and Route Effectiveness Among Unmanned Vehicle Operators


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO


Personal Author(s) : Schuster, David ; Fincannon, Thomas ; Jentsch, Florian ; Keebler, Joseph ; Evans, III, A W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a505705.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : Effective route planning is essential to the successful operation of unmanned vehicles. Video game experience has been shown to affect route planning and execution, but why video game experience helps has not been addressed. One answer may be that spatial skills, necessary for route planning and execution, improve after experience with video games. The current study examines the degree to which spatial ability, specifically spatial visualization, mediates the relationship between video game experience and route planning. Results indicated that this mediated relationship existed for the UGV operators only. Although the UAV operators' video game experience predicted spatial ability, this did not significantly affect performance.


Descriptors :   *UNMANNED , *COMPUTER GAMES , *GROUND VEHICLES , SPACE PERCEPTION , DRIVERS(PERSONNEL) , VIDEO IMAGES , GAME THEORY , SYMPOSIA , SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION , VISUAL PERCEPTION


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE