Laziness is a virtue: Motion stitching using effort minimization

James McCann, Christos Faloutsos, Nancy Pollard, and Lei Li
Eurographics (short paper), 2008, , October, 2008


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Abstract
Given two motion-capture sequences that are to be stitched together, how can we assess the goodness of the stitching? The straightforward solution, Euclidean distance, permits counter-intuitive results because it ignores the effort required to actually make the stitch. The main contribution of our work is that we propose an intuitive, first-principles approach, by computing the effort that is needed to do the transition (laziness-effort, or ’L-score’). Our conjecture is that, the smaller the effort, the more natural the transition will seem to humans. Moreover, we propose the elastic L-score which allows for elongated stitching, to make a transition as natural as possible. We present preliminary experiments on both artificial and real motions which show that our L-score approach indeed agrees with human intuition, it chooses good stitching points, and generates natural transition paths.

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Text Reference
James McCann, Christos Faloutsos, Nancy Pollard, and Lei Li, "Laziness is a virtue: Motion stitching using effort minimization," Eurographics (short paper), 2008, , October, 2008

BibTeX Reference
@article{McCann_2008_7285,
   author = "James McCann and Christos Faloutsos and Nancy Pollard and Lei Li",
   title = "Laziness is a virtue: Motion stitching using effort minimization",
   journal = "Eurographics (short paper), 2008",
   month = "October",
   year = "2008",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-",
}