Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Artificial Animals for Computer Animation

Biomechanics, Locomotion, Perception, and Behavior

Authors: Tu, Xiaoyuan

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After nearly half a century of research, the Holy Grail of the ?eld of art- cial intelligence (AI) remains a comprehensive computational model capable of emulating the marvelous abilities of animals, including locomotion, p- ception, behavior, manipulation, learning, and cognition. The comprehensive modeling of higher animals –humans and other primates –remains elusive; However, the research documented in this monograph achieves nothing less than a functional computer model of certain species of lower animals that are by no means trivial in their complexity. Reported herein is the 1996 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award winning work of Xiaoyuan Tu, which she carried out in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Tu presents “arti?cial ?shes”, a rema- able computational model of familiar marine animals in their natural habitat. Originally conceived in the context of computer graphics, Tu’s is to date the only PhD dissertation from this major sub?eld of computer science (and the only thesis from a Canadian university) to win the coveted ACM award.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Artificial Animals for Computer Animation
Book Subtitle
Biomechanics, Locomotion, Perception, and Behavior
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
1635
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46593-5
DOI
10.1007/3-540-46593-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-66939-5
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 182
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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