Stanford scientists use behavioural models to generate realistic and interactive tennis matches.

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Vid2Player: Controllable Video Sprites that Behave and Appear like Professional Tennis Players

Abstract:
"We present a system that converts annotated broadcast video of tennis matches into interactively controllable video sprites that behave and appear like professional tennis players."[...]
"Our system can generate novel points between professional tennis players that resemble Wimbledon broadcasts, enabling new experiences such as the creation of matchups between players that have not competed in real life, or interactive control of players in the Wimbledon final. According to expert tennis players, the rallies generated using our approach are significantly more realistic in terms of player behavior than video sprite methods that only consider the quality of motion transitions during video synthesis."
 
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I wonder how long this took them. We got some of the brightest minds in the country making video games these days, it appears.
 
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I wonder how long this took them. We got some of the brightest minds in the country making video games these days, it appears.
Their work bases itself on the efforts of countless other teams all around the world. That's the beauty of scientific research.
 

Nostradamus

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Vid2Player: Controllable Video Sprites that Behave and Appear like Professional Tennis Players

Abstract:
"We present a system that converts annotated broadcast video of tennis matches into interactively controllable video sprites that behave and appear like professional tennis players."[...]
"Our system can generate novel points between professional tennis players that resemble Wimbledon broadcasts, enabling new experiences such as the creation of matchups between players that have not competed in real life, or interactive control of players in the Wimbledon final. According to expert tennis players, the rallies generated using our approach are significantly more realistic in terms of player behavior than video sprite methods that only consider the quality of motion transitions during video synthesis."
JP Mcenroe is the GOAT.
 

vive le beau jeu !

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Vid2Player: Controllable Video Sprites that Behave and Appear like Professional Tennis Players

Abstract:
"We present a system that converts annotated broadcast video of tennis matches into interactively controllable video sprites that behave and appear like professional tennis players."[...]
"Our system can generate novel points between professional tennis players that resemble Wimbledon broadcasts, enabling new experiences such as the creation of matchups between players that have not competed in real life, or interactive control of players in the Wimbledon final. According to expert tennis players, the rallies generated using our approach are significantly more realistic in terms of player behavior than video sprite methods that only consider the quality of motion transitions during video synthesis."
how difficult was it to model the nadal's cheating? :unsure:
 
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Nole14_15NoPressure

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Can they make a synthetic video of me playing against Nadal?
From the paper:
"Our database only contains a few thousand shots, limiting the sophistication of the player behavior models we could consider. It would be exciting to expand our video database to a much larger collection of tennis matches, allowing us to consider use of more advanced behavior models."

Send them your gameplay. This will streghten or... weaken their models depending on how erratic you are.
 

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This is NOT fun at all

One more nail to our posthuman future where everything will be replaced by simulations
 
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