Genetic Programming Evolution of Controllers for 3-D Character Animation

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  author =       "Larry Gritz and James K. Hahn",
  title =        "Genetic Programming Evolution of Controllers for 3-D
                 Character Animation",
  booktitle =    "Genetic Programming 1997: Proceedings of the Second
                 Annual Conference",
  editor =       "John R. Koza and Kalyanmoy Deb and Marco Dorigo and 
                 David B. Fogel and Max Garzon and Hitoshi Iba and 
                 Rick L. Riolo",
  year =         "1997",
  month =        "13-16 " # jul,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  pages =        "139--146",
  address =      "Stanford University, CA, USA",
  publisher_address = "San Francisco, CA, USA",
  publisher =    "Morgan Kaufmann",
  URL =          "",
  size =         "8 pages",
  abstract =     "The dominant paradigm for 3-D character animation
                 requires an animator to specify the values for all
                 degrees of freedom of an articulated figure at key
                 frames. Specifying motion that is physically believable
                 and biologically plausible is a tedious practice
                 requiring great skill. We use evolutionary techniques
                 (specifically Genetic Programming) as a means of
                 controller synthesis for character animation.
                 Controllers which drive a dynamic simulation of the
                 character are evolved using the goals of the animation
                 as an objective function, resulting in physically
                 plausible motion. We discuss the development of
                 objective functions used to guide the controller
                 evolution, making reusable skill controllers, and
                 comparisons of the convergence rates for different
                 parameters of the evolutionary runs.",
  notes =        "GP-97 S-expression per degree of freedom in each joint
                 in the character. Joints controlled by proportional
                 derivative (PD) controllers. Aninmated desk lamp Luxo,
                 Jr. L*xo 4 links and 3 internally controllable degrees
                 of freedom. Robust = reusable. Randomly generated test

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