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In addition to expanding the types of experts involved in creating the simulations, the university offers master's and doctoral degrees in modeling and simulation because officials believe the skills are a fundamental part of most technical fields. In the IST's human agent training and simulation program, which studies team performance, experts are evaluating how agents and robot systems should look and act so humans are comfortable interacting with them. Personnel at the IST also are looking into applied cognition and training in immersive virtual environments, determining how to build usable and effective training systems.\n The IST built a prototype tool in which teachers stand in front of a screen and address a class with five student avatars.
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