Post doctoral - project COOL
Context Feedback selection is a major issue for intelligent virtual environments for training. Expert knowledge provides useful insight, but it can be difficult to collect. Furthermore, the influence of a specific type of feedback may vary across trainees and over training, which is rarely reflected in expert knowledge. As part of an automatic gesture training system, we modelled the co-evolution between a trainee and a training environment. We consider trainees by their levels in every dimensions of the task, and the training environment as the relevance of every element in its set of feedback. Over time, this co-evolution is reflected by trainee successive performances, and changes in the feedback selection. We have been working on technical gesture training both for industrial or fundamental purposes.
Objective The goal of this post-doc is to evaluate the impact of adaptation in training virtual environments. We believe that co-evolution based on the enaction theory has a positive impact on training. The candidate will design an experiment in order to validate the model. Two platforms are available to conduct this experiment: a 2D platform (PhD Remy Frenoy) and a 3D platform (extension of the model in a CAVE, PhD Florian Jeanne). One major issue is the role of feedback for controlling the interaction. A second issue is the impact of giving an importance to errors in training, in order to propose a flexible, personalized and easy of use interaction.
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