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VR Battlefield Technology Designed to Train Military Leaders

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A virtual ship approaching the beaches of Normandy, France.

Purdue University innovators developed battlefield simulation technology that they used to produce a virtual reality tour of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France.

Credit: Sorin Matei et al.

Purdue University innovators generated a virtual reality (VR) model of the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France, using battlefield simulations designed to train future military leaders.

Purdue's Sorin Adam Matei said, "We apply what we know from the field of physics and treat the virtual soldiers almost like liquids that are interacting on the battlefield. Military educators can use this tool to teach future leaders lessons learned from historic battles in a visually exciting way."

The work is part of Purdue's FORCES (4S)—Strategy, Security, and Social Systems Initiative.

Purdue's Jonathan Poggie said the purpose of FORCES is to implement a new approach to group behavior, and potentially transform wargaming and crisis management.

From Purdue University Research Foundation News
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