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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. https://doi.org/10.1145/3242587.3242595
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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
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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
The study of network topology provides insight into the function and behavior of physical, social, and biological systems. A natural step towards discovering the organizing… Continue reading...
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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… Continue reading...
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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 proceeding 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
2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
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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
2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)
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DESIGN PATTERNS FOR VISUALIZATION-BASED TOOLS IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN

Ramanujan D., Bernstein W.Z., & Ramani K.
Design Patterns for Visualization-based Tools in Sustainable Product Design, 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.
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 2017
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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 (Journal)

Joran W. Booth; Jeffrey Alperovich; Pratik Chawla; Jiayan Ma; Tahira Reid; Karthik Ramani
J. Mech. Des. 2017; MD-17-1084 doi: 10.1115/1.4037251
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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., and Ramani K
J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 17(4), 041010 (Jun 15, 2017) (11 pages) Paper No: JCISE-16-2090; doi: 10.1115/1.4036615
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4-H Camp teams and coached of the Design Workshop Hosted by C Design lab

4-H Camp teams and coached of the Design Workshop Hosted by C Design lab on 14th, 15th and 16th of June, 2017.    … Continue reading...
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C-Design group photo at Prof. Ramani’s home

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The Influence of Toy Design Activities on Middle School Students’ Understanding of the Engineering Design Processes

Ninger Zhou, Nielsen L. Pereira, Tarun Thomas George, Jeffrey Alperovich, Joran Booth, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Jeffrey David Tew, Devadatta M. Kulkarni, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Science Education and Technology (2017): 1-13.
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Prof. Karthik Ramani gave keynote talk in Cyberlearning 2017

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Meeting with C Design Lab Alums Dr. Devarajan and Sinha at MIT coffee shop

Congratulations to C Design Lab Alums Dr. Devarajan and Sinha on their newly accepted positions.… Continue reading...
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Toy Design Workshops

We want children to learn through experience. They need to prototype to think. Authentic and active learning connects to their lives and provides a strong… Continue reading...
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Middle school students visited Purdue ME and C Design lab on April 6th

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C Design at ‘INSPIRE TO INNOVATE Tech Fair’, on April 2nd

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SurfNet: Generating 3D shape surfaces using deep residual networks

Sinha, A., Unmesh, A., Huang, Q., and Ramani, K
In proceedings of CVPR, 2017.
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Shimon robot concert

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Toy Design at Purdue: Learning To Be Kids AND Engineers

Prof. Karthik Ramani talks about how Toy Design class (ME444) at Purdue University Mechanical Engineering is bringing out creativity by designing and making fun toys.… Continue reading...
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VizScribe: A visual analytics approach to understand designer behavior

Chandrasegaran, S., Badam, S. K., Kisselburgh, L., Peppler, K., Elmqvist, N., and Ramani, K.
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 100, April 2017, pp. 66 -- 80.
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WireFab: Mix-Dimension Modeling and Fabrication for 3D Mesh Models

Min Liu, Yunbo Zhang, Jing Bai, Yuanzhi Cao, Jeffrey Alperovich, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017: 965-976), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
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Window-Shaping: 3D Design Ideation by Creating on, Borrowing from, and Looking at the Physical World

Ke Huo, Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the TEI'17: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM. (TEI'17: 37-45) , Yokohama, Japan, Mar., 2017
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Co-3Deator: A Team-First Collaborative 3D Design Ideation Tool

Cecil Piya, Vinayak, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017: 6581-6592), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
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