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This paper presents work from an ongoing project towards developing a new generation of virtual human models that are highly realistic in appearance, movement, and feedback. Santos TM , an anatomically correct human model with more than 100 degrees of freedom, is an avatar that exhibits extensive modeling and simulation capabilities, resides in a virtual(More)
A method to simulate digital human running using an optimization-based approach is presented. The digital human is considered as a mechanical system that includes link lengths, mass moments of inertia, joint torques, and external forces. The problem is formulated as an optimization problem to determine the joint angle profiles. The kinematics analysis of(More)
The objective of this paper is to present our method of predicting and simulating visually realistic and dynamically consistent human stair-climbing motion. The digital human is modeled as a 55-degrees of freedom branched mechanical system with associated human anthropometry-based link lengths, mass moments of inertia, and centers of gravity. The joint(More)
ii To my Family: May, Amer and Osama. iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank my advisor Professor Karim Abdel-Malek for providing me with these great opportunities and for his constant encouragement. I would also like to thank Dr. Timothy Marler for his thorough critique of my work in every step along the way. Further thanks go to Dr. Jingzhou Yang for(More)
  • Nic Andrew Capdevila, Nic A. Capdevila, +5 authors Andy Taylor
  • 2016
ii To my parents, my family, my friends, and all of those who have guided and inspired me along the way. I would not be where I am without you. iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The work presented in this thesis, as well as the thesis itself, would not be possible without Dr. Timothy Marler, whose tireless effort, patience, guidance, knowledge, helpfulness,(More)
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