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Center for Advanced Preparedness and Threat Response Simulation

CAPTRS is changing the game.

Harnessing the brightest minds, AI and simulation gaming to build robust defenses against future threats.

Threat Preparedness, Readiness, and Response

CAPTRS games equip decision makers with the intuition, skills and systems needed to combat future threats and their cascading impacts.

Simulation Games

Overcoming Failure of Imagination

CAPTRS is generating a vast catalog of hypothetical threats to overcome our failure of imagination leveraging the history of human diseases, science fiction storytelling and generative AI.

Universe of Threats


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July 26, 2023

CAPTRS Chief Scientist for Gaming Participates in Serious Games Panel Discussion

Dr. Francesca de Rosa joined a panel conversation hosted by the International Science Reserve on the topic of role-playing crisis through serious games. The conversation covered techniques that scientists, organizations,…
June 28, 2023

AI for Good: CAPTRS Partners with The Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University

CAPTRS is thrilled to announce a partnership with The Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University! CAPTRS is working with the Institute on a novel Artificial Intelligence for good project,…

Practice Response

CAPTRS is pioneering the science of vigorous simulation gaming for threat response. Our games will help your organization, agency or team be better trained and ready regardless of the threat at hand.

Improve Decision Making

By participating in our gaming exercises you will improve your decision making process, team dynamics, situational awareness and make better tradeoffs in the heat of the moment. 

Overcome Failure of Imagination

By preparing for a vast universe of threats, CAPTRS rigorous games and scenarios help bring forward superior strategies to combat these threats.