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Indiana-Made Robot Toy Merges Creativity, Technology

Move over, LEGO Mindstorm and K’NEX. There’s a new robot toy in town, and it was created right here in Indiana. The HandiMate robot toolkit…

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What can you make with cardboard and tape? A robot

There’s a new DIY robotics toolkit in town, and you don’t need to know anything about electronics or programming to use it. HandiMate, developed by…

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Purdue Students win ASME IDETC/CIE 2014 Student Design Competition

Devarajan Ramanujan,  Senthil Chandrasegaran,  Jeff Ackerman and Scott Calvert won theASME 2014 Student Design Competition in Buffalo,  New York.  The design challenge, held as part…

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Hottest article of 2013 in Computer-Aided Design Journal

Our paper, The evolution, challenges, and future of knowledge representation in product design systems, is #1 on Elsevier’s Top 25 hottest articles in Computer-Aided Design…

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S3D Innovations team develop Filasoy, a next generation 3D printing material.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A group of Purdue University students who created a soy-based, renewable and recyclable filament for 3D printing won the top prize…

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Turning Your World Into A Touch Screen

A new interactive system puts a touch screen on any large surface.

Originally published: Aug 13 2013 – 1:45pm  By: Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer…

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Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Benjamin,  and William Z. Bernstein along with Professors’ Niklas Elmqvist and Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2013 Design for Manufacturing and the…

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Purdue researcher introducing next step in 3-D technology

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 10:00 am | Updated: 10:26 am, Mon Jun 17, 2013.
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Iron Man’s Tony Stark’s beloved…

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‘Iron Man’-like abilities via design tool created by Purdue researchers | Journal and Courier | jconline.com

In a current movie blockbuster, “Iron Man 3,” the titular hero can be seen working in his lab, using only hand gestures to move, create…

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‘Makers’ 3-D print shapes created using new design tool, bare hands

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new design tool interprets hand gestures, enabling designers and artists to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands…

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Creating a Touch-Screen on a Countertop

FROM THE APRIL 2013 ISSUE
Creating a Touch-Screen on a Countertop
By translating shapes into computerized images, this system can turn any surface into a…

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Purdue researchers turn any surface into interactive touch screen

Updated: Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 8:15 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 6:33 PM EDT
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY, Ind. (WLFI) – Imagine…

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Meaningful hand-waving: Purdue group demos design tool that tracks hand motions to create shapes

One of the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards we told you about was a gesture-control interface for computers that eliminated the need for mouses (mice?) and…

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How GE’s over $100 billion investment in ‘industrial internet’ will add $15 trillion to world GDP

Sundar Murugappan is a quintessential Chennaiite who talks briskly as if in no mood to stop unless interrupted. The 27-year-old is a PhD from Purdue…

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Tool Is a Handy Replacement for a Mouse

Building 3D models is hard, and using a traditional point-and-click mouse doesn’t really do anything to enhance or simplify the process. To solve that dilemma,…

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Design 3D lava lamps with gestures on Handy-Potter

You can design anything from vases to pagodas with this easy Kinect gestural app. All it takes is a bit of waving in the air…

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Hands-On Design Takes on New Meaning

This Research in Action article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
Computer users created these shapes with Handy-Potter, a new…

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New design tool nixes mouse; users create shapes with hands only

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have developed a design tool that enables people to create three-dimensional objects with their bare hands by using a depth-sensing…

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Origami-inspired design method merges engineering, art

In this paper we present our initial prototypical explorations as well as the associated transformative design concept called Kaleidogamiâ„¢. This method is used for developing spatial objects that can be flattened, folded and reconfigured. We develop the metaphor and concept for a basic structural unit (BSU) such as using tetrahedral, cuboidal, prismatic, and pyramidal units to enable new forms of 3D folding. The fabrication is done using a single flat sheet of foldable substrate in 2D. We explore the diversity of structural polyhedral sculptures and movable constructs in a hierarchical architecture. More artistic constructions are contextualized with a Kaleido-Tangram like integration.

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Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Dr. Srikanth Devanathan, an alumni of Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering and now working at Simulia a Dassault Systemes brand, and Professor Karthik Ramani,…

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First place in Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium Poster Competition

Ph.D students Willam Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan and Professor Karthik Ramani won 1st Place in the 2011 Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium (ESE) Graduate Student Poster…

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Genius of Einstein, Fourier key to new humanlike computer vision

Two new techniques for computer-vision technology mimic how humans perceive three-dimensional shapes by instantly recognizing objects no matter how they are twisted or bent, an advance that could help machines see more like people. (source: Purdue News Service)

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Future engineers try thinking outside the sandbox

Barry Kudrowitz, an assistant professor of product design at the University of Minnesota, talks Friday with a class of Purdue students about play in West…

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21 Fund Awardee Wins Commercialization Award

Professor Ramani will be presented the 2009 Faculty Commercialization Award for his work with VizSeek, a Purdue Research Park-based company that developed a searchable online index of two and three dimensional drawings for businesses with the help of the state’s 21st Century Research and Technology Fund.

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Karthik Ramani has been named the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty.

Event Date:
September 10, 2009

Karthik Ramani has been named the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty. The Outstanding Commercialization…

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Ph.D. student Sundar Murugappan and Professor Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2009 Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) division

Event Date:
September 1, 2009

Sundar Murugappan (Ph.D Student) and Professor Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2009 Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award by the…

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‘FEAsy’ analyzes designs from raw sketches to speed parts creation

Event Date:
September 1, 2009

Going back to the drawing board is much easier now that researchers have developed a new type of design program…

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CAD Journal among the top Journals in Computer Science

Event Date:
May 31, 2009

Computer-Aided Design was among the top performers according to the ranking of computer science journals. The journals were ranked according…

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Most cited award for Computer-Aided Design Announcement

PRECISE Shapelab’s Paper,”Three-dimensional shape searching: State-of-the-art review and future trends” was awarded for the most cited paper,which is referenced 42 times between the date of…

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LEDAS launches Academic licensing program for its variational geometric solvers LGS 2D/3D

Event Date:
September 10, 2007

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Now, Doodle it…

Event Date:
July 6, 2007

Mumbai News: Forget word-based search engines. Cutting-edge algorithm can hunt through online catalogues using only a sketch; researchers say technology…

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Professor Ramani is selected to receive the Thomas French Award from The Ohio State University

Event Date:
March 7, 2007

The Thomas French Achievement Award is presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves as educators. Thomas French, an 1895 graduate…

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Most cited award for Computer-Aided Design (04-06) Announcement

Event Date:
February 28, 2007

PRECISE Shapelab’s Paper,”Three-dimensional shape searching: State-of-the-art review and future trends” was awarded for the most cited paper. Papers for this…

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Professor Ramani is the recipient of 2007 College of Engineering Faculty Research Excellence Award

Event Date:
February 27, 2007

He will receive the award in the 5th annual Engineering Faculty Recognition Banquet.

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Faculty Research Excellence Award_2007.pdf…

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Purdue wins ‘Innovation of the Year’ at 2006 Techpoint MIRA

Innovation of the Year Award finalist to Purdue University (School of Mechanical Engineering) and Imaginestics for the launch of the world’s first online engineering search engine based on shape (2D and 3d).

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Doodle Search – New software can hunt through online catalogs using only a sketch

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Working with support from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, Imaginestics, a company located in West Lafayette, Ind., has created…

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C3 :: Customization, Collaboration & Configuration Summit 2005

Today research in product development, manufacturing and supply networks are converging driven by the potential use of information science and technologies. This research coupled with…

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