Physical face cloning

B. Bickel, P. Kaufmann, M. Skouras, B. Thomaszewski, D. Bradley, T. Beeler, P. Jackson, S. Marschner, W. Matusik, M. Groß, ACM Transactions on Graphics 31 (2012).

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Bickel, BerndIST Austria ; Kaufmann, Peter; Skouras, Mélina; Thomaszewski, Bernhard; Bradley, Derek J; Beeler, Thabo; Jackson, Philip V; Marschner, Steve; Matusik, Wojciech; Groß, Markus S
We propose a complete process for designing, simulating, and fabricating synthetic skin for an animatronics character that mimics the face of a given subject and its expressions. The process starts with measuring the elastic properties of a material used to manufacture synthetic soft tissue. Given these measurements we use physicsbased simulation to predict the behavior of a face when it is driven by the underlying robotic actuation. Next, we capture 3D facial expressions for a given target subject. As the key component of our process, we present a novel optimization scheme that determines the shape of the synthetic skin as well as the actuation parameters that provide the best match to the target expressions. We demonstrate this computational skin design by physically cloning a real human face onto an animatronics figure.
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This work was supported in part by the NCCR Co-Me of the Swiss NSF

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Bickel B, Kaufmann P, Skouras M, et al. Physical face cloning. ACM Transactions on Graphics. 2012;31(4). doi:10.1145/2185520.2185614
Bickel, B., Kaufmann, P., Skouras, M., Thomaszewski, B., Bradley, D., Beeler, T., … Groß, M. (2012). Physical face cloning. ACM Transactions on Graphics. ACM.
Bickel, Bernd, Peter Kaufmann, Mélina Skouras, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Derek Bradley, Thabo Beeler, Philip Jackson, Steve Marschner, Wojciech Matusik, and Markus Groß. “Physical Face Cloning.” ACM Transactions on Graphics. ACM, 2012.
B. Bickel et al., “Physical face cloning,” ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol. 31, no. 4. ACM, 2012.
Bickel B, Kaufmann P, Skouras M, Thomaszewski B, Bradley D, Beeler T, Jackson P, Marschner S, Matusik W, Groß M. 2012. Physical face cloning. ACM Transactions on Graphics. 31(4).
Bickel, Bernd, et al. “Physical Face Cloning.” ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol. 31, no. 4, ACM, 2012, doi:10.1145/2185520.2185614.


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