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Machine Learning Summit: Walk Lizzie, Walk! Emergent Physics-Based Animation through Reinforcement Learning


Can you animate a user-created creature in a completely physics-based, interactive fashion? How about a hundred? In this talk the speaker will present a new reinforcement learning approach to automatic animation. With the click of a button and no animators involved, the speaker will show how to give life to digital creations by allowing them to learn by themselves. Under this paradigm, animation is no longer a starting point, but an emergent property of the anatomy: the problem of locomotion becomes more akin to robotics than to classical animation. Join this journey through the problems, methods, and results towards our vision: empowering anyone to create.

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