Combining motion synthesis and robotics
Ben van Basten (basten[at]cs.uu.nl) and TBA
Starting date: February-March
A lot is known about generating animations using motion capture data. Using smart algorithms, one can utilize the pool of motions to generate new motions that adhere to certain constraints, such as walking along a predefined path. Unfortunately, when we consider motions in a highly-constrained environment (for instance, picking up an object out of a vase) it will be very hard to find suitable motions in our database that we can blend such that there will be no collisions.
In such cases, one might want to use other techniques that allow for more control, for instance techniques from robotics. The crux in this assignment the switching between the example-based technique and the robotics-based technique. When and where do we need to start using the more sophisticated planner? And where must the first planner lead us before the second planner takes over?
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