The Robotics Institute
RI | Seminar | March 8

Robotics Institute Seminar, March 8th
Time and Place | Seminar Abstract | Speaker Biography | Speaker Appointments

Character Animation and Control Using Human Data

Jehee Lee
Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

Time and Place
1305 Newell-Simon Hall
Refreshments 3:15 pm
Talk 3:30 pm

Creating animated human characters has been a goal of computer graphics for decades. Due to improvements in capture technology, realistic and highly detailed human motion data is now widely available. I will discuss how to create and preprocess large motion databases to control animated characters through intuitive user interfaces. The motion is preprocessed to add variety and flexibility by creating connecting transitions

where good matches in poses, velocities, and contact state of the character exist. The motion is then clustered into groups for efficient searching and for presentation in the interfaces. Three user interface techniques, choice-based, sketch-based, and performance-based interfaces, will be discussed.

I will also discuss how to enhance the flexibility and reusability of motion-captured data through hierarchical displacement mapping and multiresolution analysis.

Speaker Biography
Jehee Lee received a BS degree in computer science from the Korea Institute of Technology in 1993 and a Masters degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His primary research interests are computer graphics, interactive control of 3D characters, motion editing and retargeting, multiresolution analysis/synthesis, and motion signal processing.

Speaker Appointments
For appointments, please contact Yanxi Liu (

The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.