INRIA - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
Inria is a public science and technology institution established in 1967, it is is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria’s 3,400 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future.
Inria Rhones-Alpes is located close to Grenoble, in the middle of the French Alps.
The Imagine team has 4 research axes : (1) High-level, user-centered models for shapes, (2) Models for real-time motion synthesis, (3) Knowledge-based models for narrative design, (4) Creating and interacting with virtual prototypes. It is for the thematic (2) that we are involved in the PIPER project which includes frame-based simulation of deformable solids, geometrical methods for skinning character animations, volume preserving Free-Form Deformations. More information on https://team.inria.fr/imagine/"
Role in the project:
Our main tasks will be the interactive positioning of the characters to simulate and the software integration of character modeling as well as the interactive positioning. INRIA will be the leader of several deliverables such as the first version of personalization and positioning software with basic features and later on the final version of the personalization and positioning software tool with documentation, to be delivered at the end of the project.
Our expectations focus on getting expertise on the generation of parameterized human models for simulation for various domains such as movies and videogames, medical simulation, industrial design: clothing, sport. . .
François Faure is a Professor of Computer Science at University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, doing research at INRIA,LJK-CNRS.
Benjamin Gilles (right picture) and Thomas Lemaire (left picture) will support him within the INRIA team for the PIPER project.