Current Research in Simulation and Virtual Environments

"The increasing availability of high-performance
computers with fast 3D graphics has for the first
time made it feasible to perform non-trivial
physical simulations--and see the results--
at fully interactive speeds."

- Andrew Witkin, 1990

As processing power and algorithms improve, the range of simulation possibilities grows ever larger. Today, an exciting challenge is to simulate complex virtual environments, allowing agents to interact with them in real time. Many pieces are needed to solve the puzzle, and a wide variety of research efforts are attacking the problem on many fronts. Several of these projects are listed below.

Collision Detection

Dynamic Simulation

Virtual Environments


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