Day 3: (Wed Jan 25, Week 2) Lateral Literature Search¶
Notes for 2023-01-25.
Due Sunday night: Exercise: Peer Review
Looking ahead: next week we’ll survey art literature related to soft kinetic sculpture.
unfamiliar terms (below)
Review of lateral search exercise posts.
Breakout session. A critical step in research is clearly identifying the constituent questions essential for solving a problem. This process can also be applicable to design and art inquiries.
Say hello, introduce yourselves.
Choose a human application of soft rubbery robots. As a reminder, here are a few topics raised last class:
making tiny things big
performance tracking shoes
full body support
soft robots crawling through pipes
Identify several questions which need to be resolved to find an innovative solution. Some prompts:
What kind of solution is possible by combining known means and methods?
What novel means would improve the result? This might include hypothetical new materials, fabrication processes, sensors, actuators, algorithms, or analytic techniques.
Choose one idea for a novel means and formulate a concept for an experiment or test which would develop it.
Discussion with class.
Discussion of peer review and new assignment.