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Badler Department of Computer and Information Science University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia A significant portion of our activities and perceptions are associated with the performance, observation, description, or recording of human movement. , 1980). In this exposition we shall discuss the philosophy and methodology behind our research into the computational understanding of human movement, concentrating on the issues of movement representation, movement synthesis, and task specification. While our primary emphasis will be on performance, that is, the animation or simulation of natural human motion, we cannot avoid inquiring what our representational decisions would imply for a general theory of human movement understanding.
A movement described solely by joint rotations (changes) is apt to have a weak sense of focus or directionality at the end of the moving limb. One way, therefore, to obtain less direct movements is to express them by joint rotations only. 1 The EFFORT qualities The point we must make here is that indirectness is a quality which may be desirable in certain human movements, and we should seek to permit and control its presence, not avoid it in the representation. It is perhaps not surprising that people have difficulty reaching specific goals or positioning other mechanisms such as robots when restricted solely to motion changes by specific joint angles.
Dance Technology Current Applications and Future Trends by Judith A. Gray