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Other Artificial Animals

The title of this dissertation emphasizes the generality of our artificial animal approach to computer animation, rather than its specific application in this thesis to fishes. The main components of our approach--modeling form and appearance, biomechanics, locomotion, perception, and behavior--carry over to the realistic modeling of other animals, although the details of each of these components may, to one degree or another, be animal specific. Consider, for example, the design of a realistic artificial cat.

To develop more complex artificial animals patterned after humans and other primates that have sophisticated intelligent behaviors, our approach can serve in the development of a reactive behavioral substrate that supports a higher-level reasoning system.


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Xiaoyuan TuJanuary 1996