ERIC Number: ED207585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Wumpus Advisor I. A First Implementation of a Program That Tutors Logical and Probabilistic Reasoning Skills. AI Memo 381.
Stansfield, James L.; And Others
An Intelligent Computer Aided Instruction (ICAI) program that incorporates an Expert module which allows the tutor to compare the student's response to those generated by an expert was developed for use with Wumpus, a simple maze-exploration game. The Wumpus Advisor program offers advice to a player involved in choosing the best move in a game for which competence in dealing with incomplete and uncertain knowledge is required. The design and implementation of the advisor explores a new paradigm in computer assisted instruction, in which the performance of computer based tutors is greatly improved through the application of artificial intelligence techniques. The advisor acts as an interface between the student and the game, intervening whenever the student's moves show that s/he needs advice. Advice is given as English discourse explaining in full the merits and faults of particular moves. Twelve references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.