Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

May 1999

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Copyright 1999 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of Computer Animation, 1999, May 1999, pages 128-137.
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CA.1999.781206

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Abstract

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.

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Date Posted: 09 July 2007