Photo: Video Games Help U.S. Soldiers Learn Arab Language, Culture



The Social Puppet computer system emphasizes nonverbal behavior, like the gesture made by this character, in its training of U.S. soldiers for service in Arab countries. Users are taught to adopt local customs such as putting their right hand over their heart when meeting someone for the first time.

Image courtesy USC Information Sciences Institute


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