Dan Lessin
Ph.D. Student
Dan is working on evolved virtual creatures, i.e. constructing believable content for virtual environments. His approach is called ESP for Encapsulation of behaviors, a Syllabus for training them, and Pandemonium of selecting between them. The idea is to evolve both the morphology (including muscles) and the control simultaneously. His dissertation is co-supervised by Don Fussell.
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