Sand Sculptures: Sketching 3D Shapes from 2D Sand Drawings

Hybrid Skill Workflow Diagram:   Input: Transformation: Output:   Written Description: The first step in this workflow involves using a sandbox for the drawing template. By using sand as the drawing medium, it makes it easy to create and reset patterns. Once a pattern is drawn it can either be modified or saved to be
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The Augmented Carve: Wood Carving Through Motion Capture Feedback

Dyani Robarge & Jack Fogel project context | motivation | scope | implementation   The system our team is developing harnesses the learned skill of woodcarving and applies this trade to an augmented assembly process. Specifically, the project seeks to augment the process by which individual branches are carefully carved. VIDEO: Wood Carving Half Lap
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Cake City: Interactive Cake-based Urban Design for Children

1. Hybrid Skill Workflow Diagram 2.Annotated Drawings   Input: Transformation:   Process: Left: Input, in which cardboard forms that represent buildings are arranged on a 2′ x 2′ table and whiteboard surface under a Kinect. Green spaces (green), roads (purple), and bodies of water (blue) are drawn in with markers. A boundary (cyan) for the
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SculptMotion: Analyzing the Skill of Clay Sculpting

SculptMotion: Analyzing the Skill of Clay Sculpting

Clay sculpture is typically a skill learned through practice.  Our group took interest in the movements a clay sculptor makes as they sculpt.  Is there a trend with the shape, position, or velocity of the tools? We began this exploration by interviewing Miranda Miller, a CMU freshman art student who specializes in clay sculpting work. 
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Spring 2017 HMV

Spring 2017 HMV

This is the new site for the Spring 2017 iteration of 16-455/48-530 Human-Machine Virtuosity, offered at Carnegie Mellon University as part of the IDeATe program. The course meets Monday and Wednesday, 9:30AM to 11:20AM, in MMH C4 (the dFab Lab).