Generic Motion Models based on Quadrupedal Data

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Motion capturing has become a standard technique in computer graphics and biomechanics. Animal locomotion has been recorded in different environments and this has been successfully used in animal biomechanical experiments. There is an increasing interest to acquire and analyze animal motion data.

Specifically, spinal quadrupedal locomotion is currently an area of focused interest, and the factors influencing this motion such as load and force transmission from the limbs to the head, neck, and back have not yet been evaluated. A comparative method investigating different spinal anatomy and movement offers the possibility to develop a more complex and advanced general theoretical model providing a more unified theory of locomotory mechanisms and control.

The long-term goal of this project is to identify generic data-driven and biomechanics-based methods that can be used for capturing, analyzing, up to synthesizing mammalian quadrupedal motions. There are many inter-correlations and loops in the relations of these tasks, some of which are of primary interest in the area of computer graphics and others in biomechanics research and veterinary medicine.

Based on the hypothesis that spine flexibility is of essential importance for understanding quadrupedal motions, the development of a generic quadrupedal motion model parameterized by spine flexibility will be the central goal for the overall project. The investigation of overall movement in relation to spinal curvature and flexibility by modeling different curvatures and flexibilities can quantify the active and passive contribution of the quadrupedal spine. Changing curvature and flexibility parameters of the spine will therefore influence the motion pattern; and the development of such a biomechanical model is necessary to fully characterize static and dynamic stability. Once this basic relationship between spinal shape and function has been identified, dynamic simulation can be used to quantify the forces and moments on spines of different shape in walk, trot and canter.

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Project partners

 

externRebeka R. Zsoldos, PhD
Working Group Animal Breeding
Section Livestock SciencesDepartment of Sustainable Agricultural Systems
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

 

externTheresia Licka
Movement Science Group Vienna
Clinical Department of Small Animals and Horses
University of Veterinary Medincine Vienna

Publications

 
In: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (Apr. 2017), 19:4(797-812)
 
Jürgen Bernard, Eduard Dobermann, Anna Vögele, Björn Krüger, Jörn Kohlhammer, and D. Fellner
In proceedings of Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA 2017), Jan. 2017
 
Qaiser Riaz, Björn Krüger, and Andreas Weber
In: International Journal of Innovative Computing and Applications (July 2016), 7:3(119-134)
 
Hashim Yasin, Umar Iqbal, Björn Krüger, Andreas Weber, and Juergen Gall
In proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2016 (CVPR), Las Vegas, USA, June 2016
 
Anna Vögele, Rebeka Zsoldos, Björn Krüger, and Theresia Licka
In: PLOS ONE (June 2016)
 
Jürgen Bernard, Eduard Dobermann, Markus Bögl, Martin Röhlig, Anna Vögele, and Jörn Kohlhammer
In proceedings of EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA), Groningen, Nederlands, The Eurographics Association, June 2016
 
In: Sensors (Dec. 2015), 15:12(31999-32019)
 
Rebeka Zsoldos, Anna Vögele, Björn Krüger, Ulrike Schröder, and Theresia Licka
In proceedings of XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB 2015), Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 2015
 
Rebeka Zsoldos, Björn Krüger, Anna Vögele, Ulrike Schröder, and Theresia Licka
In proceedings of Progress in Motor Control X. Conference, Budapest, Hungary, July 2015
 
Rebeka Zsoldos, Björn Krüger, Anna Vögele, Ulrike Schröder, and Theresia Licka
In proceedings of Progress in Motor Control X. Conference, Budapest, Hungary, July 2015
 
Qaiser Riaz, Björn Krüger, and Andreas Weber
In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2015 (June 2015), 9159(234-249)
 
Qaiser Riaz, Tao Guanhong, Björn Krüger, and Andreas Weber
In: Graphical Models (Apr. 2015)
 
Nils Wilhelm, Anna Vögele, Rebeka Zsoldos, Theresia Licka, Björn Krüger, and Jürgen Bernard
In proceedings of Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA 2015), Feb. 2015
 
In proceedings of 2014 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2014
 
Rebeka Zsoldos, Björn Krüger, and Theresia Licka
In: Comparative Exercise Physiology (July 2014), 10:2(75-88)
 
In: International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (IJMUE) (Mar. 2014), 9:2(265-280)
 
In proceedings of GRAPP 2014 - International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, SCITEPRESS, Jan. 2014
 
In proceedings of Workshop on Games and Graphics 2013, Dec. 2013
 
Rebeka Zsoldos, Björn Krüger, Andreas Weber, and Theresia Licka
In proceedings of XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB 2013), Natal, Brazil, Aug. 2013
 
In proceedings of 6 th International Conference on Computer Vision / Computer Graphics Collaboration Techniques and Applications (MIRAGE 2013), Berlin, Germany, June 2013