Saturday, July 30, 2016

Welcome to the ACTIVE Lab!

ACTIVE Logo Mission Statement:

The mission of the Applied Cognition & Training in Immersive Virtual Environments (ACTIVE) Lab is to enhance training capabilities through the integrated, academic advancement of emerging methodologies, applications, and technologies. In addition, we cultivate the next generation of innovative research scientists. We accomplish this by empowering our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to obtain and sustain employment in their chosen career field upon graduation.

         • Scientific Research & Development
         • Publications & Presentations
         • Project Planning & Budgeting
         • Proposal & Program Review
         • Community Service

We are engaged in basic, applied, and advance research development for the analysis and improvement of human performance. Our inter-disciplinary research team of more than 35 members conducts cutting edge research in the fields of:  

         • Human Factors
         • Simulation–Based Training & Education  


Some projects currently underway include:


A Message from the Team

We are glad that you paid us a visit. On this website you will find information about the team and the type of research we conduct.

We are an accomplished lab that works under the administration of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training here in sunny Central Florida. Our lab has developed the reputation as one of the nation's premier resources in Human Performance, Human Robotic Interaction, and Simulation & Training.

What makes us stand out? The ACTIVE Lab emphasizes anticipating our sponsor’s needs and carrying them out with high levels of expertise and accuracy. Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of research leads, support staff, and students that focus on all details of the research process and how findings might transfer to the Department of Defense and industry. It is our belief that high quality research leads to innovation that will improve the way we interact with our world, and ultimately human performance in complex environments.

Please do not hesitate to call on us to answer any questions you may have.

The ACTIVE Lab Team

Latest News
November 2014

The Knights Helping Knights Pantry

March 6-7, 2015

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds

October 2014

Pumpkin Carving contest winners

Coming in 2015

Virtual Augmented and Mixed Reality Conference

July 2014

RoboBoats 2014

March 2014

Team Orlando Events

March 2014

NRC Commission Mentions ACTIVE Collaboration

February 2014

Otronicon 2014

January 2014

Gerald Matthews appointed to Editorial Board of Human Factors Journal