Three dimensional animation
Robot control utilizing cubic spline interpolation
Method for controlling an articulated robot
Device and method for control of flexible link robot manipulators
Graphics path prediction display
Video image motion data generator for computer graphics Patent #: 5083201
ApplicationNo. 727108 filed on 07/09/1991
US Classes:345/475, Temporal interpolation or processing345/473Animation
ExaminersPrimary: Herndon, Heather R.
Assistant: Smith, Michael J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG06T 013/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1990-07-12 JP
AbstractA bending angle of each joint of a multiple-jointed object is represented with a function expressed independently of a length between joints of the object. Based on the function, contour data is produced for a motion of each joint, which is then displayed on a screen. With this provision, it is unnecessary to generate again functions each time the size of the object changes. Namely, the functions are independent of the size of the object. Since parameters of the functions can be altered to add characteristics to changes in the bending angles the respective joints, the object is actuated in an action having an emotional expression.