SynchronizAR: Instant Synchronization for Spontaneous and Spatial Collaborations in Augmented Reality

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.

We present SynchronizAR, an approach to spatially register multiple SLAM devices together without sharing maps or involving external tracking infrastructures. SynchronizAR employs a distance based indirect registration which resolves the...

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MultiSoft: Soft Sensor Enabling Real-Time Multimodal Sensing with Contact Localization and Deformation Classification

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)

Abstract: We introduce MultiSoft, a multilayer soft sensor capable of sensing real-time contact localization, classification of deformation types, and estimation of deformation magnitudes. We propose a multimodal sensing pipeline that carries out...

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Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries

Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries

Ayan Sinha, David F. Gleich & Karthik Ramani
Scientific reports 8.1 (2018): 11909.

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 principles of these complex topologies is to identify a reduced network...

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Toying With Design: Experiencing Design for Rapid Prototyping Using Mini-Fabrication Exercises

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

This study explores the use of mini-fabrication exercises for helping students learn design for rapid prototyping in computeraided design and prototyping courses in engineering curricula. To this end, we conducted mini-fabrication exercises in...

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

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.

The growing makers’ community demands better supports for designing and fabricating interactive functional objects. Most of the current approaches focus on embedding desired functions within new objects. Instead, we advocate repurposing the...

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Scenariot: Spatially Mapping Smart Things Within Augmented Reality Scenes

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

The emerging simultaneous localizing and mapping (SLAM) based tracking technique allows the mobile AR device spatial awareness of the physical world. Still, smart things are not fully supported with the spatial awareness in AR. Therefore, we...

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

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.

The growing makers’ community demands better supports for designing and fabricating interactive functional objects. Most of the current approaches focus on embedding desired functions within new objects. Instead, we advocate re-purposing the...

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