Chapter 6. Moving Abilities
Movement is an ability humans often take for granted. It is truly incredible how many different skills combine perfectly to create the smooth flow of a human body. One only appreciates the art when one studies it, practices it in extreme conditions, or tries to re-create it. Instead of attempting to practice it in extreme conditions, we'll take a less adventurous approach—which doesn't involve standing up. This chapter covers movement and shows how to re-create it instead!
To get an idea of the different ways of solving the problem of movement, this chapter will:
This general understanding identifies desirable properties of motion, later used as requirements applied to the AI. To finish the chapter, we'll propose a brief case study of the obstacle-avoidance behaviors we want to re-create.