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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)
In this study, an optimization-based approach for simulating the lifting motion of a three dimensional digital human model is presented. Lifting motion is generated by minimizing a performance measure subjected to basic physical and kinematical constraints. Two performance measures are investigated: one is the dynamic effort; the other is the compression(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)
Mathematical modeling and realistic human simulation of human jogging motion is a very challenging problem. Majority of the current literature is focused on studying walking or running. This work is aimed at bridging the gap in literature due to the lack of research work in three main areas: (1) simulations and experiments on running at speeds lower than 3(More)
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