Steam evaporating. A shirt creasing. Hair mussed up. Recreating these small, deceivingly complex details of everyday reality is important for constructing virtual worlds that are faithful to perceptions of the real world. A lot of math, physics, and computer theory are inherent in this challenge, but so is poetry, says Adrien Treuille, assistant professor of computer science and robotics. Maybe even some magic is involved, too. Treuille is profiled in the latest issue of Carnegie Mellon Today.
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