Perception and synthesis of biologically plausible motion: From human physiology to virtual reality

  • Vercher Jean-Louis


To model and simulate human gesture is a challenge which takes benefit from a close collaboration between scientists from several fields: psychology, physiology, biomechanics, cognitive and computer sciences, etc. As an a priori requirement, we need to better understand the so-called laws of biological motions, established all along the 20(th) century. When modelled and used to animate artificial creature, these laws makes these creatures (either virtual or robotic) move in a much more realistic, life-like, fashion.