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Experiment Authoring for Virtual Driving Environments

  • James Cremer
  • Joseph Kearney
  • Michael Bartelme
  • Michael Booth
  • Douglas Evans
  • Richard Romano
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)

Abstract

Virtual environment applications demand rich, dynamic scenarios populated with objects that exhibit realistic behaviors and interact convincingly with each other and human participants. In addition, applications require scenes that accurately model the geometry and properties real environments to fine levels of detail. In the domain of virtual driving environments, the cost of experiment authoring, the process of creating experiment-specific scenes and scenarios, is quite high. In this paper, we examine the challenge of developing scene and scenario authoring tools accessible to non-specialists and outline our approach to meet this challenge.

Keywords

State Machine Road Network Virtual Environment Road Segment Traffic Light 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Cremer
    • 1
  • Joseph Kearney
    • 1
  • Michael Bartelme
    • 2
  • Michael Booth
    • 2
  • Douglas Evans
    • 2
  • Richard Romano
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Center for Computer Aided DesignUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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