“Synthetic actors” is the term used for computer-generated components that simulate behaviours. They reflect and represent sufficiently accurately the behaviour exhibited by real persons. These models may include physiological factors but are primarily focused on behaviours in complex systems that bring together decision makers, vehicle operators, military personnel and civilians.
The main purpose of synthetic actors for the Swedish Armed Forces is to be able, based on an understanding of human behaviour, to develop ways of recreating this behaviour in simulations for training purposes and for further analysis. In step with the development of prototypes, there has also been a growing need to illuminate the possibilities and limitations of this work through reports and demonstrations. The effect of synthetic actors can be summarised as providing service personnel with stimulation, understanding and capability enhancement in a variety of applications.