Simulation and animation of locomotion of fictional creatures.
Toh, Wei Ping.
Date of Issue2011
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
This project is an attempt at formulation of general methods to simulate the locomotion of multi-legged creatures. Adapting studies ranging from biological mechanics to robotics, this project consolidates various similar concepts proposed and methods which are intuitively logical, to construct a method of simulating and animating the locomotion of multi-legged creatures. Using a test creature of ten legs, motion and control modules are developed. It was found that without realistic parameters, the spring-force motion model yields unrealistic locomotion. Hence, a feasible motion module was developed intuitively through modelling after inverted pendulums.
Final Year Project (FYP)