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Toy Fair celebrates Purdue’s 150th anniversary

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V.Ra: An In-Situ Visual Authoring System for Robot-IoT Task Planning with Augmented Reality

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Fan Li, Wentao Zhong, Ke Huo, and Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of CHI EA '19 Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Big data driven jobs remaining time prediction in discrete manufacturing system: a deep learning-based approach

Weiguang Fang, Yu Guo, Wenhe Liao, Karthik Ramani & Shaohua Huang
International Journal of Production Research (2019): 1-16
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All the toys created by Purdue mechanical engineering students in this year’s toy design class feature a “Purdue 150” theme, including this giant fidget cube with a 3D-printed Purdue Pete. (Purdue University photo/Jared Pike)

Toy Fair to showcase ‘Purdue 150’ toys designed by engineering students

Remember when your parents told you to “share your toys” with others? Now, Purdue mechanical engineering students are sharing their toys with the public as… Continue reading...
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Purdue engineering student recruiting kids to pursue STEAM careers

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Congratulations to Pawan Rao for receiving the 2019 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award

Pawan Rao receives the 2019 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching for his contribution as TA for ME444 (Fall-18) and… Continue reading...

C Design Lab at the Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire 2019

One more year the C-Design Lab is part of the Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Fair, an event that attracts hundreds of children and makers. This… Continue reading...
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Purdue Engineering Blog – What the Media Gets Wrong about Robots – by Dr. Karthik Ramani

The media paints a grim picture of an America in which automation is, in the words of a recent New York Times article, “flushing workers… Continue reading...
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Lafayette Mini Maker Faire at Sunnyside Intermedite School on March 2nd 2019, 10am-3pm

On March 2 2019, C Design Lab will participate in Lafayette Mini Make Faire at Sunnyside Intermediate School from 10am to 3pm. The address is:… Continue reading...
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Ana, Luis, Terrell, and Xun passed the Ph.D. Area Exam

Congratulations to Ana, Luis, Terrell, and Xun for having passed the Ph.D. Area Exam!  … Continue reading...
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Shape Structuralizer: Design, Fabrication, and User-driven Iterative Refinement of 3D Mesh Models

Subramanian Chidambaram, Yunbo Zhang, Venkatraghavan Sundararajan, Niklas Elmqvist, and Karthik Ramani
ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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Deep Learning 3D Shapes Using ALT-AZ Anisotropic 2-Sphere Convolution

Liu, Min, Fupin Yao, Chiho Choi, Sinha Ayan, and Karthik Ramani
In proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), New Orleans, May 6-9, 2019
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Manufacturing Research Seminar Series – Smart Manufacturing February 15

Professor Karthik Ramani is going to provide an invited lecture at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in Smart Manufacturing on February 15 2019. Click… Continue reading...
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Tech Knowledge Is Power – by Mung Chiang, Dean of the College of Engineering at Purdue University

“As our world is re-engineered, more people need to learn how engineers analyze, design and operate. Engineering concepts such as modular design and feedback control… Continue reading...
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Manufacturing a Future – Indiana Chamber of Commerce BizVoice highlights NSF Factory of the Future project in Jan/Feb 2019 publication

Indiana Chamber of Commerce BizVoice (Click here to open the website) highlights NSF Factory of the Future project in January/February 2019 publication. The goal of… Continue reading...
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GERI 2018 Summer Workshops

  https://Engineering.Purdue.edu/cdesign/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/GERI-2018.mp4   STAR I Workshop Over the summer of 2018, the C Design Lab conducted a two-week Toy Design workshop for students in grades… Continue reading...
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SynchronizAR: Instant Synchronization for Spontaneous and Spatial Collaborations in Augmented Reality

Ke Huo, Tianyi Wang, Luis Paredes, Ana M Villanueva, Yuanzhi Cao, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 31th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018, Oct. 14-17, Berlin, Germany.
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Alumni Success Story – You Wu – Robot Daisy and Pipe Leak Detection

This little robot swims through pipes and finds out if they’re leaking Lighthouse, U.S. winner of the James Dyson Award, looks like a badminton birdie… Continue reading...
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C Design Lab to prepare manufacturers, workers for the ‘factory of the future’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s manufacturers struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in technology because of the inability to adapt and the new skills… Continue reading...
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Purdue Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Neil Gershenfeld

Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. His unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical… Continue reading...
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Integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses using guided discovery instruction

Devarajan Ramanujan, Ninger Zhou & Karthik Ramani
Journal of Cleaner Production 207 (2019): 190-203.
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MultiSoft: Soft Sensor Enabling Real-Time Multimodal Sensing with Contact Localization and Deformation Classification

Sang Ho Yoon, Luis Paredes, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT Volume 2 Issue 3, UbiComp 2018)
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Ana Villanueva has been accepted into the Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering Workshop at MIT

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Ana Villanueva has been accepted into the Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering Workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 25-26, 2018.  The workshop is… Continue reading...
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2017 ASME Editors’ Choice Award to ‘The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet’ Publication

Joran Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik Chawla, Jiayan Ma, Tahira Reid, and Karthik Ramani
ASME’s Journal of Mechanical Design has given its 2017 Editors’ Choice Award to The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet by Joran Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik… Continue reading...
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Plain2Fun Publication Receives an Honorable Mention at DIS (Designing Interactive Systems) Conference

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Pratik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits; receives an honorable mention among 400+ total submissions at the proceedings of the… Continue reading...
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Prestigious Publication: Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries – Featured in Scientific Reports

Download: Nature – Gauss’s Law for networks directly reveals community boundaries… Continue reading...
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Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries

Ayan Sinha, David F. Gleich & Karthik Ramani
Scientific reports 8.1 (2018): 11909.
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Toying With Design: Experiencing Design for Rapid Prototyping Using Mini-Fabrication Exercises

Siddharth Banerjee, Caleb Carithers, Aniket Chavan, Devarajan Ramanujan and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2018. August 26-29, 2018, Quebec City, Canada
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Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Pratik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2018 DIS Designing Interactive Systems Conference, June 9-13, 2018, Hong Kong, China, with honourable mention.
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Scenariot: Spatially Mapping Smart Things Within Augmented Reality Scenes

Ke Huo, Yuanzhi Cao, Sang Ho Yoon, Zhuangying Xu, Guiming Chen, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018, April 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada
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C Design team won UIST 2017 student contest — ‘Best Implementation Award’

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu
Yuanzhi Cao and Zhuangying Xu, representing the C Design team, have won the ‘Best Implementation Award’ (by judges) at the student contest of 2017 UIST.… Continue reading...
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Ani-Bot: A Modular Robotics System Supporting Creation, Tweaking, and Usage with Mixed-Reality Interactions

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Terrell Glenn, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions (TEI 2018) March 18-21, Stockholm, Sweden
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C Design Lab’s Alumni – You Wu named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

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Ziro’s robotics kit for kids now works with Alexa

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iSoft has been selected as top 10 2017 research news stories from Purdue University !

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Prof. Ramani gave a Distinguished Lecture at Georgia Tech on Data-Driven Design Mfg

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iSoft has been published in ACM interactions with full 2 page coverage

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3D Object Classification via Spherical Projections

Zhangjie Cao, Qixing Huang, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV 2017), Spotlight Presentation. Qingdao, China, October 12-14, 2017
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Ani-Bot: A Mixed-Reality Ready Modular Robotics System

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Terrell Glenn, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST 2017 Poster Abstract) , Quebec City, Canada, 2017
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Innovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

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Robust Hand Pose Estimation during the Interaction with an Unknown Object

Chiho Choi, Sang Ho Yoon, Chin-Ning Chen, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 3123-3132
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Prof. Ramani gives a Distinguished lecture at IUPUI

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Learning Hand Articulations by Hallucinating Heat Distribution

Chiho Choi, Sangpil Kim, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 3104-3113
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DESIGN PATTERNS FOR VISUALIZATION-BASED TOOLS IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN

Ramanujan D., Bernstein W.Z., Ramani K.
Proceedings of the 2017 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Visual Analytics Tools for Sustainable Lifecycle Design: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities.

Ramanujan D., Bernstein W.Z., Chandrasegaran SK., Ramani K.
Journal of Mechanical Design 139.11 (2017): 111415.
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The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet (Conference)

Joran W. Booth; Jeffrey Alperovich; Tahira N. Reid; Karthik Ramani
Proc. ASME. 50190; Volume 7: 28th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, V007T06A041.August 21, 2016 DETC2016-60407 doi: 10.1115/DETC2016-60407
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The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet

Joran W. Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik Chawla, Jiayan Ma, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design 139.10 (2017): 100904.
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SurfNet in Science news !

Artificial intelligence can turn 2D photos into real-world objects, By Matthew Hutson
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SurfNet in Purdue news !

New AI technique creates 3-D shapes from 2-D images
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Secure Collaboration in Engineering Systems Design

Wang S., Bhandari S., Chaduvula S. Chaitanya, Atallah M., Panchal J. H., Ramani K
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering 17.4 (2017): 041010.
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