Stelian Coros

Walking, a fundamental means of human and animal locomotion, seems easy to those of us who have spent most of our lives doing it. When researchers in various fields attempt to replicate it, however, it becomes clear just how complex a process this is. This talk provides an overview of my research into locomotion, detailing some of the experimental steps that have been taken, and the stumbles that have occurred along the way.


Dr. Stelian Coros is a postdoctoral researcher at Disney Research, Zurich. Before joining Disney, he obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia. Stelian’s research focuses on the development of methods for generating human and animal motion, with an emphasis on models of motor control, physics-based simulation and motion planning. Direct applications of his research extend to character animation, robotics and biomechanics.


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