Control and Animation of Cognitive Characters
The purpose of the CONTACT project is to take a first step towards the broad goal of building a general animation and simulation framework for cognitive, human-like, autonomous characters. The objective of this research is to develop a working platform for future autonomous characters, where users could define high level goals, and virtual characters determine appropriate actions based on specific domain knowledge and AI techniques. The user will also be allowed to overrule the character’s decision and for example force the character to fall back on some predefined behaviour. In case an action implies the movement of a character, the corresponding motion sequence will be created by adapting reference motions provided by a motion database.