WIT Press


Invited Paper Control And Autonomy Of Synthetic Actors

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930131

Volume

5

Pages

13

Published

1993

Size

1,931 kb

Author(s)

D. Thalmann

Abstract

Invited Paper Control and autonomy of synthetic actors D. Thalmann Computer Graphics Lab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland ABSTRACT This paper discusses the problem of controlling synthetic actors. It presents the development of a general concept of autonomous actors reacting to their environment and taking decisions based on perception systems, memory and reasoning. With such an approach, it is possible to create simulations of situations such as actors moving in a complex environment they may know and recognize, or actors playing ball games based on their visual and touching perception. An animation system with autonomous actors is based on the three key components: the locomotor system, the perceptual system and the organism system. INTRODUCTION The long-term objective of our research is the visualization of the simulation of the behavior of human beings in a given environment, interactively decided by the animator [1]. Be

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