Procedural Character Animation for Heavy Equipment Training Simulation
The proposed research project will improve CM Labs’ operator training simulators with animated human characters that interact and respond to the underlying physical simulation. This will relay important dynamical cues to the trainee about the safety and correctness of the procedures. Furthermore, the developed animation controllers will allow objects to be manipulated in a realistic and plausible manner, thus improving the overall quality of the training simulation. This will expand the animation capabilities of their current software toolkit and reduce the dependence on third party software used for the animation of 3D characters.