Karthik Ramani

A Large-scale Annotated Mechanical Components Benchmark for Classification and Retrieval Tasks with Deep Neural Networks

Sangpil Kim*, Hyung-gun Chi*, Xiao Hu, Qixing Huang, Karthik Ramani
In proceedings of 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)

CAPturAR: An Augmented Reality Tool for Authoring Human-Involved Context-Aware Applications

Tianyi Wang*, Xun Qian*, Fengming He, Xiyun Hu, Ke Huo, Yuanzhi Cao, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2020 UIST 33rd ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium

StoryMakAR: Bringing Stories to Life with an Augmented Reality & Physical Prototyping Toolkit for Youth

Terrell Glenn, Ananya Ipsita, Caleb Carithers, Kylie Peppler, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Sketch Making for Design Thinking

The C-Design Lab has made course material from ME553 available to the world. Have you ever wanted to take your ideas and communicate them visually?… Continue reading...

Professor Karthik Ramani Ratified as Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor

Professor Karthik Ramani elevated to Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor by Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 7). Below is Distinguished Professor Karthik Ramani’s statements… Continue reading...

Vipo: Spatial-Visual Programming with Functions for Robot-IoT Workflows

Gaoping Huang, Pawan S. Rao, Meng-Han Wu, Xun Qian, Shimon Y. Nof, Karthik Ramani, and Alexander J. Quinn
In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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An Exploratory Study of Augmented Reality Presence for Tutoring Machine Tasks

Yuanzhi Cao, Xun Qian, Tianyi Wang, Rachel Lee, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Meta-AR-App: An Authoring Platform for Collaborative Augmented Reality in STEM Classrooms

Ana Villanueva, Zhengzhe Zhu, Ziyi Liu, Thomas Redick, Kylie Peppler, and Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Autonomous Robotic Exploration and Mapping of Smart Indoor Environments With UWB-IoT Devices

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Muzhi Han, Daniel McArthur, Ze An, David Cappeleri, and Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium Series 2020
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Using Social Interaction Traced Data and Context to Predict Collaboration Quality and Creative Fluency in Collaborative Design Learning Environments

Ninger Zhou, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Senthil Chandrasegaran, S. Karthik Badam, Niklas Elmqvist, and Karthik Ramani
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 136 (2020): 102378
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Latent transformations neural network for object view synthesis

Sangpil Kim, Nick Winovich, Hyung-Gun Chi, Guang Lin, Karthik Ramani
The Visual Computer (2019): 1-15.
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GhostAR: A Time-space Editor for Embodied Authoring of Human-Robot Collaborative Task with Augmented Reality

Yuanzhi Cao*, Tianyi Wang*, Xun Qian, Pawan S. Rao, Manav Wadhawan, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. ACM, 2019.
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The visitors of EDSE workshop visited C Design Lab and the toy museum with Professor Ramani on Sunday

Last Sunday, Professor Ramani gave the visitors to the 2019 Workshop for NSF Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) a warm reception and showed them… Continue reading...

APMS 2019 Conference Keynote: Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces

Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces – by Dr. Karthik Ramani Abstract: The convergence of many factors such… Continue reading...

CIE Keynote: Professor Karthik Ramani – Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces

IDETC-CIE Conference: https://event.asme.org/IDETC-CIE Keynote Speakers: https://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/idetc-cie/IDETC-Keynote-Speakers.pdf  … Continue reading...

Signal Processing Advances Consumer Electronics: New Research Impacts and Improves the Way Users Interact with Mobile and Wearable Devices in Daily Life

The Special Report “Signal Processing Advances Consumer Electronics” in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (Volume 36, Issue 3, May 2019) talked about “iSoft”, a soft,… Continue reading...

Collaboration Requirement Planning Protocol for HUB-CI in Factories of the Future

P.O. Dusadeerungsikul, M. Sreeram, X. He, A. Nair, K. Ramani, A.J. Quinn, S.Y. Nof
Procedia Manufacturing, ICPR-25, Chicago, IL August 2019
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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 the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 1059-1070). ACM.
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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
Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, LBW0151:1–LBW0151:6. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312797
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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...

GERI 2018 Summer Workshops

    STAR I Workshop Over the summer of 2018, the C Design Lab conducted a two-week Toy Design workshop for students in grades 7… Continue reading...

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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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...

Prestigious Publication: Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries – Featured in Scientific Reports

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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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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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Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Partik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. LBW113). ACM.
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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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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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Innovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

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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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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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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...

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
Proceedings of the IEEE conference on computer vision and pattern recognition. 2017.
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Product personalization enabled by assembly architecture and cyber physical systems

Changbai Tan, S. Jack Hu, Haseung Chung, Kira Barton, Cecil Piya, Karthik Ramani and Mihaela Banu
CIRP Annals 66.1 (2017): 33-36.
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