Dr. Eric Kildebeck received a $1.6 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for his Polycraft Multi-user Anthropomorphic Testbed for Hybrid Systems (POLYMATH) project. The grant will examine using Polycraft World–a Minecraft modification that will enable multiple different Artificial Intelligence researchers to test algorithms in an open world. It will also observe how those programs react to Synthetic Novelty and during Augmented Virtuality (piping phenomena from the real world into the game).