Creating Child-like Characters | Jainlab
PIs: Eakta Jain, Lisa Anthony
This is a collaborative project between Jain Lab and INIT Lab.
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Abstract

Children move very differently from adults. Yet, motion capture databases are largely comprised of adult motion. We aim to generate child-like motion by transforming adult motion capture data with the goal of creating more compelling avatars for games and virtual reality.

Is the motion of a child perceivably different from the motion of an adult?

Non-text description: video explaining project and results.

"Is the motion of a child perceivably different from the motion of an adult?", Eakta Jain, Lisa Anthony, Aishat Aloba, Amanda Castonguay, Isaabella Cura, Alex Shaw, Julia Woodward, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception 2016.
  • Paper (preprint) (PDF - 1.5MB)
  • Point Light Stimuli Videos (ZIP - 5.2MB)
  • Project Video (MP4 - 24.7MB)
  • Slides from TAP talk (PDF - 25.6MB)
  • Child & Adult Positions Data (ZIP - 3.1MB)
  • Bibtex entry:
    @article{jain2016motion,
    title = {Is the Motion of a Child Perceivably Different from the Motion of an Adult?},
    author={Jain, Eakta and Anthony, Lisa and Aloba, Aishat and Castonguay, Amanda and Cuba, Isabella and Shaw, Alex and Woodward, Julia},
    journal={ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP)},
    volume={13},
    number={4},
    numpages={17},
    pages={22:1--22:17},
    doi = {10.1145/2947616},
    year={2016},
    publisher={ACM}
    }

  • The authors wish to thank University of Florida students Nathan de Krey and Zsolt Szabo, who both worked on early versions of the Microsoft Kinect skeleton tracking and data collection software, as well as several members of the HCC@UF community who served as pilot participants for both studies. The authors also thank the anonymous reviewers for suggestions that improved this paper.
Adult2Child: Dynamic Scaling Laws to Create Child-Like Motion

Non-text description: video explaining project and results.

"Adult2Child: Dynamic Scaling Laws to Create Child-Like Motion", Yuzhu Dong, Sachin Paryani, Neha Rana, Aishat Aloba, Lisa Anthony, Eakta Jain, 2017 Motion In Games.
  • Paper (preprint) (PDF - 3MB)
  • Video (MP4 - 55MB)
  • Slides (PPTX)
  • Survey & Code (ZIP - 24KB)
  • Bibtex entry:
    @inproceedings{dong2017,
    title = {Adult2Child: Dynamic Scaling Laws to Create Child-Like Motion},
    author={Dong, Yuzhu and Paryani, Sachin and Rana, Neha and Aloba, Aishat and Anthony, Lisa and Jain, Eakta},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Motion in Games},
    numpages={10},
    pages={13:1--13:10},
    doi = {10.1145/3136457.3136460},
    year={2017}
    }
Style Translation to Create Child-like Motion
"Style Translation to Create Child-like Motion", Yuzhu Dong, Aishat Aloba, Lisa Anthony, Eakta Jain, Eurographics 2018 Posters.
  • Poster Abstract (PDF)
  • Poster (PDF)
  • Bibtex entry:
    @inproceedings{dong2018Eurographics,
    author = {Dong, Yuzhu and Aloba, Aishat and Anthony, Lisa and Jain, Eakta},
    title = {Style Translation to Create Child-like Motion},
    publisher={The Eurographics Association},
    numpages={2},
    booktitle={EG 2018 - Posters},
    doi = {},
    year = {2018}
    }
Kinder-Gator: The UF Kinect Database of Child and Adult Motion
"Kinder-Gator: The UF Kinect Database of Child and Adult Motion", Aishat Aloba, Gianne Flores, Julia Woodward, Alex Shaw, Amanda Castonguay, Isabella Cuba, Yuzhu Dong, Eakta Jain, and Lisa Anthony, Eurographics 2018 Short Papers.
  • Paper (preprint) (PDF)
  • Download Dataset Here (ZIP)
  • Bibtex entry:
    @inproceedings{aloba2018Eurographics,
    booktitle = {EG 2018 - Short Papers},
    author = {Aishat Aloba, Gianne Flores, Julia Woodward, Alex Shaw, Amanda Castonguay, Isabella Cuba, Yuzhu Dong, Eakta Jain, and Lisa Anthony},
    title = {Kinder-Gator: The UF Kinect Database of Child and Adult Motion},
    publisher = {The Eurographics Association},
    numpages={5},
    pages={},
    year = {2018}
    }
Adult2Child Age Regression Using CycleGANs
"Adult2Child Age Regression Using CycleGANs", Thomas Domas, Yuzhu Dong, Brendan John, Arik Shamir, Andreas Aristidou, and Eakta Jain, SAP 2019 Posters.
  • Poster Abstract (PDF)
  • Bibtex entry:
    @unpublished{Domas2019SAP,
    title = {Adult2Child Age Regression Using CycleGANs},
    author = {Thomas Domas, Yuzhu Dong, Brendan John, Arik Shamir, Andreas Aristidou, and Eakta Jain},
    note={Presented at SAP 2019 Poster Session}
    publisher = {Symposium on Applied Perception},
    year = {2019}
    }
Child2adult: Revisiting dynamic scaling laws to age motion
"Child2adult: Revisiting dynamic scaling laws to age motion", Anonymous authors, SAP 2019 Posters.
  • Poster Abstract (PDF)
  • Bibtex entry:
    @unpublished{RevisitingDynamicScaling2019SAP,
    title = {Child2adult: Revisiting dynamic scaling laws to age motion},
    author = {Anonymous authors},
    note={Presented at SAP 2019 Poster Session}
    publisher = {Symposium on Applied Perception},
    year = {2019}
    }

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