Tools for Simulation-Based Training
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REDONDO BEACH BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY LABS
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The Intelligent Maintenance Training System IMTS is a set of software tools that permits the composition and presentation of interactive graphical simulations for computer-based technical training. IMTS is designed to support training on the operation and maintenance of complex devices. Simulations are authored by device experts, who use the IMTS tools to draw the components of the device to describe their behavior, and to create simulations made up of the components. IMTS provides special support for maintenance training. An artificial expert on troubleshooting strategy, called Profile, generates instruction and advice for students. RAPIDS is an additional set of tools, built on the foundation of IMTS, that enables the authoring of a wide variety of simulation-based training courses. Using RAPIDS, an expert creates lessons by performing in the simulation the tasks that are to be taught to students. Keywords Training devices Computer programs Artificial intelligence Graphical simulation Troubleshooting expertise Simulation training Representing device behavior Diagnostics.
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