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International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing(IJEM)

ISSN: 2305-3631 (Print), ISSN: 2306-5982 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEM Vol.8, No.3, May. 2018

Animation of Magnetically Levitated Shoes and Its Optical Flow with Computer Vision

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Author(s)

Kuldip Acharya, Dibyendu Ghoshal

Index Terms

Autodesk Maya;3D animation;computer vision;magnetic levitation

Abstract

The article presents a concept of computer-aided design and three-dimensional (3D) computer animation of a newly proposed magnetically levitation based shoes where the users can move in the air. The aerial movement would be in the direction of a magnetic track which is laid down below the trajectory and the users have to wear the maglev shoes. They can move from ground floor to upper floors as in the case of an elevator. The users have been provided adequate control over the speed of movement and they can stop and run the system by themselves at any instant of time by self-controlling of the motion generated by them. The maglev shoes are proposed to be built with superconducting materials to levitate above the magnetic tracks. Computer vision features are efficiently utilized to detect various features of the animated image frame of maglev shoes and the motion study of the proposed system. Statistical methods with existing functions are used to analyze various features like speed, angles and finding the optical flow in both horizontal and vertical direction of maglev shoe wearers.

Cite This Paper

Kuldip Acharya, Dibyendu Ghoshal,"Animation of Magnetically Levitated Shoes and Its Optical Flow with Computer Vision", International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing(IJEM), Vol.8, No.3, pp.40-53, 2018.DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2018.03.04

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