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Fast Continuous Collision Detection between Rigid Bodies

Stephane Redon
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Abderrahmane Kheddar
Sabine Coquillart
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Abstract

This paper introduces a fast continuous collision detection technique for polyhedral rigid bodies. As opposed to most collision detection techniques, the computation of the first contact time between two objects is inherently part of the algorithm. The method can thus robustly prevent objects interpenetrations or collisions misses, even when objects are thin or have large velocities. The method is valid for general objects (polygon soups), handles multiple moving objects and acyclic articulated bodies, and is efficient in low and high coherency situations. Moreover, the method can be used to speed up existent continuous collision detection methods for parametric or implicit rigid surfaces. The collision detection algorithms have been successfully coupled to a real-time dynamics simulator. Various experiments are conducted that show the method's ability to produce high-quality interaction (precise objects positioning for example) between models up to tens of thousands of triangles, which couldn't have been performed with previous continuous methods.
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inria-00390356 , version 1 (02-06-2009)

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Stephane Redon, Abderrahmane Kheddar, Sabine Coquillart. Fast Continuous Collision Detection between Rigid Bodies. Computer Graphics Forum, 2002, 21 (3), pp.279-287. ⟨10.1111/1467-8659.t01-1-00587⟩. ⟨inria-00390356⟩
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