Touch & Melt: Tactile Abstraction and Robotic Heat-Forming

by Hang Wang & Varun Gadh Abstract Touch & Melt explores human-machine collaborative fabrication in a process that leverages an innate human skill and a functional robotic skill. The ability to find and focus on engaging physical facets of objects and unique textures on object surfaces Рand relatedly, the ability to easily generate an intricate
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Robot’s Cradle: Shortest Path Prototype

Stephanie Smid and Sarika Bajaj current progress | example artifacts | next steps Our project involves creating a hybrid workflow that combines human drawing skill and robotic assembly for peg loom weaving. Through this workflow, artists should be able to draw patterns with specified string densities that a robot will solve for and manually string
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Project Proposal: Robot’s Cradle

Stephanie Smid and Sarika Bajaj project context | motivation | scope | implementation Our project involves creating a hybrid workflow that combines human drawing skill and robotic assembly for peg loom weaving. Through this workflow, artists should be able to draw patterns with specified string densities that a robot will solve for and manually string
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PanCap

PanCap Varun Gadh, Hang Wang 02-19-2018 Please find our video here. Abstract The initial goal of PanCap was to use motion capture technology to better understand, and digitally simulate, the process of flipping a pancake. We have been able to achieve both of these goals. A tertiary goal – to try to glean information from
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Gesture Drawing Analysis

Gesture Drawing Analysis Stephanie Smid, Jett Vaultz Feb. 18, 2018 https://vimeo.com/256356880   ABSTRACT Drawing machines typically rely on constant pressure, use pressure for line thickness, or have no varying thickness at all.¬†In freehand gesture drawing, an artist uses much more than just pressure to create varying lineweights. Tools such as pencils that have a variety
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