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Real-Time and Parallel System for the Simulation of Virtual Humans

Objective

A combination of implementing computationally intensive tasks on parallel hardware with using existing graphic workstations for image rendering will make possible the real-time generation of animation sequences. This will in turn open up new interaction mechanisms for designing motion sequences of synthetic humans.

The principal goal of the system will be the simulation of all situations involving human beings.

Potential applications for this approach are in the design and development of:

airports
subway stations
production lines
aircraft cockpits
audiovisual productions.

The planned system will include modules for human modelling, motion control of the human body and deformations, interaction of the virtual human with a 3-D scene, object grasping, walking, facial animation, and behavioural motion control.

Coordinator

RTL PRODUCTIONS
Address
11 Rue Oberlin
67000 Strasbourg
France

Participants (7)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Avenue De Cour, 37
1007 Lausanne
RTL PRODUCTIONS
Luxembourg
Address
Rue De Luxembourg, 177
8077 Bertrange
SILICON GRAPHICS MANUFACTURING
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du Puits-godet, 20-24
Neuchatel
Telmat Informatique SA
France
Address
6 Rue De L'industrie Zone Industrielle
68360 Soultz
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue De Saussure, 6
1004 Geneve
UNIVERSITÄT KARLSRUHE
Germany
Address
Am Zirkel 2
Karlsruhe
WAVEFRONT TECHNOLOGIES
Belgium
Address
Guldenspoorstraat, 21-23
9000 Gent