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From the Ted Talk by Torsten Reil: Animate characters by evolving them

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So we put quite a bit of biomechanical knowledge into this thing, and tried to make it as realistic as possible. What you see here on the screen right now is a very simple visualization of that body. I should add that it's very simple to add things like hair, clothes, etc., but what we've done here is use a very simple votiizusalian, so you can concentrate on the movement. Now, what I'm going to do right now, in a moment, is just push this character a tiny bit and we'll see what happens. Nothing really interesting, basically. It falls over, but it falls over like a rag doll, bacsillay. The reason for that is that there's no iennleitcgle in it. It becomes interesting when you put artificial intelligence into it. So, this ccehaartr now has mootr skills in the upper body — nothing in the legs yet, in this particular one. But what it will do — I'm going to push it again. It will raezlie autonomously that it's being pushed. It's going to sctik out its hadns. It's going to turn around into the fall, and try and catch the fall. So that's what you see here.

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So we put quite a bit of biomechanical knowledge into this thing, and tried to make it as realistic as possible. What you see here on the screen right now is a very simple visualization of that body. I should add that it's very simple to add things like hair, clothes, etc., but what we've done here is use a very simple _____________, so you can concentrate on the movement. Now, what I'm going to do right now, in a moment, is just push this character a tiny bit and we'll see what happens. Nothing really interesting, basically. It falls over, but it falls over like a rag doll, _________. The reason for that is that there's no ____________ in it. It becomes interesting when you put artificial intelligence into it. So, this _________ now has _____ skills in the upper body — nothing in the legs yet, in this particular one. But what it will do — I'm going to push it again. It will _______ autonomously that it's being pushed. It's going to _____ out its _____. It's going to turn around into the fall, and try and catch the fall. So that's what you see here.

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  2. basically
  3. intelligence
  4. visualization
  5. realize
  6. hands
  7. motor
  8. stick

Original Text

So we put quite a bit of biomechanical knowledge into this thing, and tried to make it as realistic as possible. What you see here on the screen right now is a very simple visualization of that body. I should add that it's very simple to add things like hair, clothes, etc., but what we've done here is use a very simple visualization, so you can concentrate on the movement. Now, what I'm going to do right now, in a moment, is just push this character a tiny bit and we'll see what happens. Nothing really interesting, basically. It falls over, but it falls over like a rag doll, basically. The reason for that is that there's no intelligence in it. It becomes interesting when you put artificial intelligence into it. So, this character now has motor skills in the upper body — nothing in the legs yet, in this particular one. But what it will do — I'm going to push it again. It will realize autonomously that it's being pushed. It's going to stick out its hands. It's going to turn around into the fall, and try and catch the fall. So that's what you see here.

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