Human movement prediction

Human movement prediction

Research Project
Project Goals

Recovering human motion from Cartesian description of operational tasks is a challenging problem in human movement science. A major difficulty is recovery of a large number of degrees of freedom in redundant tasks that simultaneously optimize various human performance measures and ​adhere to physical and physiological constraints.  An effective solution to this problem has many applications in areas such as vehicle occupant packaging, ergonomics, biomechanics, and man-machine interaction, among others.​​​​​

In this project,  human motion is predicted from observations of  low dimensional  motion descriptors which can be detected from various sensing modalities, including wearable sensor networks such as IMUs, or from visual processing of depth images obtained from 3D cameras such as the Kinect sensor.  The algorithms we have developed take as input such description of tasks and recover the motion of an anatomically realistic high dimensional model of the human. These algorithms often consider kinematic and dynamic constraints which must be satisfied to execute the motion.

Research Area


International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 2015 2015
G. Bin Hammam, P. Wensing, B. Dariush, D. Orin
Proc. of Digital Human Modeling Symposium, Tokyo, Japan 2014
C. John, B. Dariush
Digital Human Modeling. Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8529, pp 136-147 2014
T. Marler, S. Beck, U. Verma, R. Johnson, V. Roemig, B. Dariush
International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol 10, No 3 2013
P. Wensing, G. Bin Hammam, B. Dariush, D. Orin
Journal of Biomechanics, Vol 45, pp 2438-2443 2012
C. John, A. Seth, M. Schwartz, S. Delp
Proc. of International Summit on Human Simulation, St. Pete Beach, FL. 2012
B. Dariush
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 2012
C. John, F. Anderson, J. Higginson, S. Delp
Neural Networks, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 167-178 2012
H. Hemami, B. Dariush
Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Vol. 114, Issue 12, pp. 1362-1375 2010
Y. Zhu, B. Dariush, K. Fujimura
IEEE/RAS Intelligent Robots and Systems Conference (IROS), Taipei, Taiwan 2010
B. Dariush, G. Bin-Hammam, D. Orin
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Anchorage AK. 2010
B. Dariush, Y. Zhu, A. Arumbakkam, K. Fujimura
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Anchorage, AK. 2010
G. Bin-Hammam, D. Orin, B. Dariush
International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. Vol. 6, No.2, pp. 265-289. 2009
B. Dariush, M. Gienger, A. Arumbakkam, Y. Zhu, B. Jian, K. Fujimura, C. Goerick.
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol 54, No. 11, pp 1940-1950 2007
S. Delp F. Anderson, A. Arnold, P. Loan, A. Habib, C. John, E. Guendelman, D. Thelen
Machine Vision and Applications, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp 202-205 2003
B. Dariush