Abstract Physics-based Models for Human Pose Tracking

Marcus A Brubaker, David J Fleet and Aaron Hertzmann
This project explores the use of abstract, physics-based models of human locomation in tracking.  Abstract models, like the one shown above, are used in robotics and biomechanics to capture key aspects of the dynamics of human locomotion.  Some of them exhibit humanoid-like walking as passive limit cycles of their motion, exhibiting their stability and applicability to human motion modelling.  This project aims to use these abstractions to build motion models which can then be used to constrain human pose tracking.


Some of the video sequences used are available here:


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