Our current research topics are categorized in the areas below.

Motion Interfaces for Rehabilitation

We are starting to work on new application areas in rehabilitation and physical therapy. More information coming soon.

NSF Award CNS-1305196
HSRI San Joaquin Valley eHealth Network Project seed grant funded by AT&T

Past Support:
CITRIS Seed Funding #128

Motion Planning

image_corridor We are working on several humanoid motion planning algorithms for planning whole-body coordinated motion, data-based planning, discrete and continous search algorithms, triangulation-based path planning, etc.

Alain Juarez-Perez and Mentar Mahmudi (now at EPFL)

NSF Award BCS-0821766
CITRIS Seed Funding #12

Recent Papers:
Dynamic and Robust Local Clearance Triangulations, ACM TOG 2014, to appear
Analyzing Locomotion Synthesis with Feature-Based Motion Graphs, TVCG 2012

See Also:
Shortest Paths with Arbitrary Clearance from Navigation Meshes, SCA 2010
A Skill-Based Motion Planning Framework for Humanoids, ICRA 2010
Motion Planning and Autonomy for Virtual Humans, SIGGRAPH 2008 Course Notes

Deformable Objects

image_corridor We are investigating new algorithms and deformation models based on fractional calculus. Our proposed approach integrates fractional derivatives with spring-mass systems in order to achieve unique memory-laden characteristics.

Oktar Ozgen

Selected Papers:
(New Paper on Simulation of Non-Newtonian Fluids Coming Soon)
Simulating Colliding Flows in SPH with Fractional Derivatives, CAVW 2013
Underwater Cloth Simulation with Fractional Derivatives, TOG 2010

Immersive Environments and Motion Capture Interfaces

image_corridor image_corridor We are investigating new human-computer interfaces based on motion capture and immersive vizualization for achieving novel types of interaction with virtual humanoid agents in education, training, delivery of instructions, and related applications.

As part of this effort we are establishing at UCM a motion capture and vizualization facility, which includes 10 motion capture cameras, head-mounted eye-tracking, and a 6-tile stereo display wall. The facility supports research projects in Computer Science, Cognitive Sciences and Virtual Heritage.

Carlo Camporesi and Yazhou Huang (now at EON Reality).

NSF award CNS-0723281
NSF award IIS-0915665
CITRIS Seed Funding #12 and #40

Sample papers:
VR Solutions for Improving Physical Therapy, IEEE VR poster 2013
Interactive Motion Modeling and Parameterization by Direct Demonstration, IVA 2010
Interactive Demonstration of Pointing Gestures for Virtual Trainers, HCII 2009

See also: CAIS resources