Final Project

Each student (possibly with a partner) is expected to propose and complete a final project, likely with substantial programming efforts related to physically-based modeling, simulation and animation. Many topics will be suggested, but students are free to select their own project topic.

Possible projects include but are not limited to an improved implementation of a simulation algorithm from a paper or a synthesis of techniques from several papers. The projects are encouraged to have some research content and novelty.

All students are required to document the progress and results (program executables, images, video clips, reports, etc.) of their final projects using html. Please inform the instructor your project website location, as soon as you finish setting it up.

Important Deadlines:

  • March 5, 2004 - Meet with the instructor to discuss possible project ideas.
  • March 15, 2004 - Project Proposal
  • April 15, 2004 - Progress Report
  • May 4, 2004 - Final Project Presentation & Demo

  • Schedules for presentations:

  • Project Proposal
  • Final Project Presentation & Demo

  • List of Suggested Course Projects:

  • Automatic Generation/Switching of Simulation LOD
  • Constraint-Based Planning for Multiple Agents
  • Contact Determination between Deformable Bodies
  • Motion Planning for Deformable and Collaborating Robots
  • GPU Accelerated Simulation & Haptics
  • 6-DOF Haptic Texture Rendering & Synthesis
  • Physics-Based / Non-Realistic Animation
  • Sinus Surgical Simulator with Force Feedback

  • Each course project will be graded with the following guideline:

  • Project Proposal Presentation (5%)
  • Project Progress Report (10%)
  • Final Project Presentation (10%)
  • Final Project Web Report (10%)
  • Concept Integration from the Course (15%)
  • System Implementation and Demonstration (25%)
  • Originality and Creativity (25%)