Control vs. Lined Experiments circle: “pie” single cup fold: multiple cupping folds: circle control: “spork” lined spoon: short spoon control: winged spoon: control winged spoon: spoon: control spoon: rectangles: Factors affecting repeatability: Corners: I noticed that the cuts at the intersection of the oval and the rectangle sometimes had slits just by error of hand-cutting.
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Final Spoon Folds and Forms This week we finalized the folds we are including in our final report and are doing one more lab with the printed shrinky dink paper to make sure the folds are replicable. We plan on finishing up photos and design language system graphics for the final this week. Below are
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Why: Taking one look at this project, one might immediately think “more plastic utensils?” but the reason we decided to focus on utensils isn’t because of the materiality of polystyrene rather for the unique forms it can morph into under heat. We find potential in the application of low-touch, heat-activated morphing in the medical field
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Weekend Update: We continue creating a system of folds for our final set of utensils New Research: Precedent of organizing/naming curved origami from “British Origami Society” Iterating on the spoon design: Ray used some thick tin foil to test the fold design. Thick tin foil bends more similarly to the shink paper compared to paper.
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I propose a project with soft actuators that manipulate lenses for human vision. The bending of the actuators is determined by gestures of the hands, which would comically mimic those used by phone devices. The goal is for the lenses to make us see our surroundings as if they were on a screen and to
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I want to explore how strange it would be if we lived life using digital gestures we’ve learned to navigate our mobile devices. A final piece could manipulate the participant’s vision using mirrors, focal lenses, etc. This project is inspired by the comedic idea of navigating our world using gestures that seem unnatural in a
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Blooms are animated sculptures by Stanford professor John Edmark. They are 3D printed pieces that are animated when they are illuminated by strobe lights. This makes these solid sculptures appear soft and alive. The pieces explore growth in nature using progressive rotations of ϕ and Fibonacci. John Edmark’s work explores growth in nature, from pinecones
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I found the root paper “Dolphin Sam: A Smart Pet for Children with Intellectual Disability” while searching through papers on assistive soft robots. Dolphin Sam is responsive to the child using sound, vibration, and lights (1). I was most interested in the idea of how an assistive soft robot would use sensing to respond to
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I just found out about this project by HCII called Wireality. The team has developed a system that helps VR users feel virtual objects: https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3313831.3376470 The device uses a wearable, modular spring loaded cable system that can control the force upon individual joints in the hand and arm. They can programmatically control the joints based
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H. J. Yoo et al., “Wearable Lymphedema Massaging Modules: Proof of Concept using Origami-inspired Soft Fabric Pneumatic Actuators,” 2019 IEEE 16th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019, pp. 950-956, doi: 10.1109/ICORR.2019.8779525. Do you have any conflict of interest in reviewing this paper? A “conflict of interest” is defined as follows: No.
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