[ut.ee] How to Make a Lamp Jump

dunc@eecg.toronto.edu (Duncan Elliott) (04/22/89)

             Electrical Engineering Computer Group
                     Cider Seminar Series

  The Design of Controllers for Articulated Figure Animation,
                 or "How to Make a Lamp Jump"

                     Michiel van de Panne
             Electrical Engineering Computer Group
                     University of Toronto

     Time: Friday, April 28, 1989, 12:05 --- Place: GB 220

       If  a  lamp  could  jump,  how  would  it  jump?  Motion
  synthesis  for  such  articulated  figures  is  traditionally
  performed by talented  animators  making  use  of  keyframing
  techniques.   A  new  method of synthesizing realistic motion
  for articulated figures will be presented. The  method  makes
  use  of  controllers  generating  suitable torques to drive a
  dynamic simulation of the object. Dynamic programming is used
  to design the controllers.

       Hopefully I can persuade a hopping lamp to attend, along
  with YOU and your insightful commentary and/or suggestions.

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