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Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game

By University of Bath Communications

June 19, 2020

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Researchers at the University of Bath Center for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research, and Applications (CAMERA) in the U.K. have digitized the movements of 14 dog breeds, using motion-capture technology that employs just one camera and forgoes a motion-capture suit.

The dogs were filmed performing a range of movements in special suits with markers, and this data was fed into a computer model that predicted and replicated the poses of dogs when filmed without the suits.

The resulting model enabled the recording of three-dimensional (3D) digital information for new dogs using a single RGBD camera.

CAMERA director Darren Cosker said, "Our research is a step towards building accurate 3D models of animal motion along with technologies that allow us to very easily measure their movement."

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