Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

November 1998


Postprint version. Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 1537, Modelling and Motion Capture Techniques for Virtual Environments: International Workshop, CAPTECH'98, pages 70-82.
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A new technique is introduced to abstract and edit motion capture data with spatial constraints. Spatial proximities of end-effectors with tagged objects during zero-crossings in acceleration are used to isolate significant events and abstract constraints from an agent's action. The abstracted data is edited and applied to another agent of a different anthropometric size and similar action is executed while maintaining the constraints. This technique is specifically useful for actions involving interactions of a human agent with itself and other objects.



Date Posted: 18 July 2007

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