In the simulator to the right,
you can drag on any robotic coaster to move it around.
But things get more interesting
if you hit the 'd' key to place human-like
dolls on each coaster.
Then hit the 's' key to have them play out a scene.
I'm working now to make it easy for people to write
their own scenes and post them on the Web.
Planar Manipulator Display Project
(shown at left)
consists of lots of
small robotic critters running around on a tabletop.
I wrote this software simulator
so we could play with content ideas for such a beast,
particularly social scenarios
where actor/dolls could play out
- Ken Perlin
To move an actor:
- Drag mouse from actor to destination
To rotate the view:
After you have clicked on the applet:
- Hit 'd' to add dolls
- Hit 'c' to make dolls gaze at camera
- Hit 's' to start the script
see the script for the scene