GP for Articulated Figure Motion

We have recently been applying the AI technique known as Genetic Programming (GP) to control the motion of articulated figures. This allows the system to automatically generate life-like motion for jointed figures. The human animator must provide a fitness function which rates the motion which the system generates.


Graphical image of a lamp


Published paper:

Gritz, Larry and James K. Hahn. "Genetic Programming for Articulated Figure Motion", Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation, vol. 6: 129-142 (1995). 

Participants: Larry Gritz, James Hahn 

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