Matthew Cong

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We present an efficient grid structure that extends a uniform grid to create a significantly larger far-field grid by dynamically extending the cells surrounding a fine uniform grid while still maintaining fine resolution about the regions of interest. The far-field grid preserves almost every computational advantage of uniform grids including cache(More)
Many visually interesting natural phenomena are characterized by thin liquid sheets, long filaments, and droplets. We present a new Lagrangian-based numerical method to simulate these codimensional surface tension driven phenomena using non-manifold simplicial complexes. Tetrahedra, triangles, segments, and points are used to model the fluid volume, thin(More)
We provide a novel simulation method for incompressible free surface flows that allows for large time steps on the order of 10--40 times bigger than the typical explicit time step restriction would allow. Although semi-Lagrangian advection allows for this from the standpoint of stability, large time steps typically produce significant visual errors. This(More)
We present a fast, fully automatic morphing algorithm for creating simulatable flesh and muscle models for human and humanoid faces. Current techniques for creating such models require a significant amount of time and effort, making them infeasible or impractical. In fact, the vast majority of research papers use only a floating mask with no inner lips,(More)
—Given a point cloud, we consider inferring kine-matic models of 3D articulated objects such as boxes for the purpose of manipulating them. While previous work has shown how to extract a planar kinematic model (often represented as a linear chain), such planar models do not apply to 3D objects that are composed of segments often linked to the other segments(More)
— In our project, we consider the problem of replicating human two-fingered grasping motions on the AX12 Smart Robotic Arm. Two-fingered grasping motions are among the most common motions used in everyday life. Examples include picking up a plate from a dishwasher, moving a chess piece, and as we will demonstrate, opening a drawer. In fact, many more(More)
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