Andrew W. Feng, Yuyu Xu, Ari Shapiro: “An Example-Based Motion Synthesis Technique for Locomotion and Object Manipulation”

March 10, 2012 | Costa Mesa, CA

Speaker: Andrew W. Feng, Yuyu Xu, Ari Shapiro
Host: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (i3D 2012)

We synthesize natural-looking locomotion, reaching and grasping for a virtual character in order to accomplish a wide range of movement and manipulation tasks in real time. Our virtual characters can move while avoiding obstacles, as well as manipulate arbitrarily shaped objects, regardless of height, location or placement in a virtual environment. Our characters can touch, reach and grasp objects while maintaining a high quality appearance. We demonstrate a system that combines these skills in an interactive setting suitable for interactive games and simulations.