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Jessica K. Hodgins

Email: jkh@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: EDSH 231
Phone: (412) 268-6795
Personal Homepage
Administrative Assistant: Jessica Butterbaugh

My research focuses on the coordination and control of dynamic physical systems, both natural and human-made and explores techniques that may someday allow robots and animated creatures to plan and control their actions in complex and unpredictable environments while interacting with humans. To make progress toward this goal, I have active projects in computer graphics, human-robot interaction and humanoid robotics.

My current computer graphics research focuses on generating human motion for computer animation. We have explored a number of techniques: using control algorithms in combination with physically realistic simulation, re-sequencing and interpolating motion capture clips, capturing skin and muscle deformations, and most recently data-driven simulations. In human-robot interaction, I am interested in determining which elements of human motion and behavior must be mimicked to facilitate natural interactions. In humanoid robotics, we are exploring control techniques for our Sarcos humanoid robot with the goal of producing natural looking motion.


A Simple Model of Skill Acquisition in a Dynamic Balance Task
Ruta Desai and Jessica K. Hodgins

Dynamic Walking 2015 July, 2015

Virtual model control for dynamic lateral balance
Ruta Desai, Hartmut Geyer and Jessica K. Hodgins

International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2014 14th IEEE-RAS November, 2014

Hierarchical Aligned Cluster Analysis for Temporal Clustering of Human Motion
Feng Zhou, Fernando De la Torre Frade and Jessica K. Hodgins

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) March, 2013

Augmenting Hand Animation with Three-dimensional Secondary Motion
Eakta Jain, Yaser Ajmal Sheikh, Moshe Mahler and Jessica K. Hodgins

Eurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2010) July, 2010

Simulating Balance Recovery Responses to Trips Based on Biomechanical Principles
Takaaki Shiratori, Brooke Coley, Rakie Cham and Jessica K. Hodgins

Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation August, 2009

Leveraging the Talent of Hand Animators to Create Three-Dimensional Animation
Eakta Jain, Yaser Ajmal Sheikh and Jessica K. Hodgins

ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation August, 2009

Accelerometer-based User Interfaces for the Control of a Physically Simulated Character
Takaaki Shiratori and Jessica K. Hodgins

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2008) December, 2008

Aligned Cluster Analysis for Temporal Segmentation of Human Motion
Feng Zhou, Fernando De la Torre Frade and Jessica K. Hodgins

IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gestures Recognition September, 2008

Guide to the Carnegie Mellon University Multimodal Activity (CMU-MMAC) Database
Fernando De la Torre Frade, Jessica K. Hodgins , Adam W. Bargteil, Xavier Martin Artal, Justin C. Macey, Alexandre Collado I Castells and Josep Beltran

CMU-RI-TR-08-22 April, 2008

Mailing Address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213