Virtual Human Animation Based on Movement Observation and Cognitive Behavior Models
Document Type Conference Paper
Postprint version. Published in Proceedings of Computer Animation, May 1999, pages 128-137.
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CA.1999.781206
Automatically animating virtual humans with actions that reflect real human motions is still a challenge. We present a framework for animation that is based on utilizing empirical and validated data from movement observation and cognitive psychology. To illustrate these, we demonstrate a mapping from Effort motion factors onto expressive arm movements, and from cognitive data to autonomous attention behaviors. We conclude with a discussion on the implications of this approach for the future of real-time virtual human animation.
Date Posted: 13 July 2007