Reactive pedestrian path following from examples

TitleReactive pedestrian path following from examples
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMetoyer, R. A., and J. K. Hodgins
JournalThe Visual Computer
Pagination635 - 649
Date Published12/2004
Keywordsanimation, pedestrian simulation, reactive control

Architectural and urban planning applications require animations of people to present an accurate and compelling view of a new environment. Ideally, these animations would be easy for a non-programmer to construct, just as buildings and streets can be modeled by an architect or artist using commercial modeling software. In this paper, we explore an approach for generating reactive path following based on the userrsquos examples of the desired behavior. The examples are used to build a model of the desired reactive behavior. The model is combined with reactive control methods to produce natural 2D pedestrian trajectories. The system then automatically generates 3D pedestrian locomotion using a motion-graph approach. We discuss the accuracy of the learned model of pedestrian motion and show that simple direction primitives can be recorded and used to build natural, reactive, path-following behaviors.

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