Subramanian Chidambaram

Subramanian Chidambaram

Subramanian Chidambaram is a Ph.D student in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Prior to joining the C Design lab, he obtained his Master’s from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics also from Purdue and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, India. His current research interest involves exploring Human-Computer Interactions and Digital interface development for Augmented Reality (AR), embedding Artificial Intelligence (AI) in AR interface development, Skill transfer through AR, tangible interfaces and geometric modeling. In the past, he has also conducted research on developing tools that guide novices to design analyze and fabricate functional load-bearing structures.
ProcessAR: An augmented reality-based tool to create in-situ procedural 2D/3D AR Instructions

ProcessAR: An augmented reality-based tool to create in-situ procedural 2D/3D AR Instructions

Subramanian Chidambaram, Hank Huang, Fengming He, Xun Qian, Ana M Villanueva, Thomas S Redick, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Augmented reality (AR) is an efficient form of delivering spatial information and has great potential for training workers. However, AR is still not widely used for such scenarios due to the technical skills and expertise required to create...

FabHandWear : An End-to-End Pipeline from Design to Fabrication of Customized Functional Hand Wearables

FabHandWear : An End-to-End Pipeline from Design to Fabrication of Customized Functional Hand Wearables

Luis Paredes, Sai Swarup Reddy, Subramanian Chidambaram, Devashri Vagholkar, Yunbo Zhang, Bedrich Benes, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies

Current hand wearables have limited customizability, they are loose-fit to an individual's hand and lack comfort. The main barrier in customizing hand wearables is the geometric complexity and size variation in hands. Moreover, there are different...

VRFromX: From Scanned Reality to Interactive Virtual Experience with Human-in-the-Loop

VRFromX: From Scanned Reality to Interactive Virtual Experience with Human-in-the-Loop

Ananya Ipsita, Hao Li, Runlin Duan, Yuanzhi Cao, Subramanian Chidambaram, Min Liu, Karthik Ramani
In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

There is an increasing trend of Virtual-Reality (VR) applications found in education, entertainment, and industry. Many of them utilize real world tools, environments, and interactions as bases for creation. However, creating such applications is...

C Design Lab at the Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire 2019

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 year, people were able to have a feeling of design methods, fabrication techniques, and digital...

Shape Structuralizer: Design, Fabrication, and User-driven Iterative Refinement of 3D Mesh Models

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

Current Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools lack proper support for guiding novice users towards designs ready for fabrication. We propose Shape Structuralizer (SS), an interactive design support system that repurposes surface models into structural...

iSoft: A Customizable Soft Sensor with Real-time Continuous Contact and Stretching Sensing

iSoft: A Customizable Soft Sensor with Real-time Continuous Contact and Stretching Sensing

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Yunbo Zhang, Guiming Chen, Luis Paredes, Subramanian Chidambaram, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST'17) , Quebec City, Canada, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 22.5%)

We present iSoft, a single volume soft sensor capable of sensing real-time continuous contact and unidirectional stretching. We propose a low-cost and an easy way to fabricate such piezoresistive elastomer-based soft sensors for instant...