MDM: Human Motion Diffusion Model
Natural and expressive human motion generation is the holy grail of computer animation. It is a challenging task, due to the diversity of possible motion, human perceptual sensitivity to it, and the difficulty of accurately describing it. Therefore, current generative solutions are either low-quality or limited in expressiveness.
MIT's Robotic Cheetah Taught Itself How to Run and Set a New Speed Record in the Process
To make their Mini Cheetah better equipped to skillfully scramble across varying terrains, robotics researchers at MIT's CSAIL used AI-powered simulations to quickly teach the bot to adapt its walking style as needed. That included learning how to run, which resulted in a new gait that allows the robot to move faster than it ever has before.