Recorded: 20 June 2017
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a courtroom animation is worth a million words.
In a courtroom, technology is used to show the jury and judge how a patented device works, how an accident happened or biochemistry in action to help see that side of the case to provide a persuasive argument.
Animations to recreate cases inside courtrooms (e.g. PowerPoint animation, 2-D animation and 3-D animation) have become an important part of litigations, particularly in the U.S. The big problem (or perhaps advantage) of these visual graphics is that they do not have to obey the laws of physics; they are cartoons. As opposed to these visual representations, a simulation is an analytical solution of equations that are based in physics. Some of these visual models look so good that it is difficult to see that they actually are violating the laws of physics.
Robert Winn FRAeS, Principal Director-Aviation, Engineering Systems Inc
Robert has over 22 years as officer in U.S. Air Force as engineer and instructor pilot in four Air Force aircraft and over 15 years on faculty of Air Force Academy and Colorado Technical University teaching aeronautical and mechanical engineering. He is a Fellow and Board Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has published more than 70 technical papers, reports, and articles.