The RAT project has been funded most recently by the AVATS and SUMOVER projects, but prior to that it was largely maintained on a volunteer basis. If this software proves useful to your R&D activities, we welcome donations of hardware (especially soundcards and machines), software donations, or accounts on remote machines for traffic monitoring and testing purposes. Please rat-trap@… if you are considering a donation.

The RAT project was funded by the  EPSRC under the  Multimedia and Networked Applications Programme,  Bristish Telecommunications plc, and the  European Commision ( Telematics Applications Programme, Research Sector, 1996-98 Projects, Project 1007). It has benefited from hardware donations by  Hewlett-Packard and  Sun Microsystems, and software donations by  Microsoft.

Portions of the application have been developed under other projects. The 3D rendering support and lip synchronization in versions 3.2 onwards was contributed by the  MEDAL project, and layered audio support was contributed by the  JAVIC project.