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C-Design group photo at Prof. Ramani’s home

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Prof. Karthik Ramani gave keynote talk in Cyberlearning 2017

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Arm fatigue accumulates during a prolonged use of mid-air interfaces such as Oculus Rift. (Purdue University Photo/Brian Huchel)

Study Researches ‘Gorilla-Arm’ Fatigue in Mid-Air Computer Usage

Arm fatigue accumulates during a prolonged use of mid-air interfaces such as Oculus Rift. (Purdue University Photo/Brian Huchel) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Purdue… Continue reading...
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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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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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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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Seminar – Real World Entrepreneurship: from Idea to Implementation

A successful entrepreneur, Mr. Manish Agrawal visited Purdue on September 5th and he shared his experiences with start-ups in his talk.   Mr. Agrawal shared … Continue reading...
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TMotion in the latest cover of ACM Interactions Magazine. (pg. 11)

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Ziro Appears on The Magazine of ASME – TechBuzz

Ziro, developed in C Design Lab, appears on the magazine of ASME as “Crafty robots teach kids design”. The Ziro kit lets children learn fundamental… Continue reading...
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Cubimorph takes more attention by Mind Blow series

Cubimorph project, developed in coordination with Bristol University and our lab, continues to take more attention by a video series called Mind Blow by Youtube… Continue reading...
This series of photos shows the use of a new system, called DeepHand, developed by researchers in Purdue University’s C Design Lab. It is capable of “deep learning” to understand the hand’s nearly endless complexity of joint angles and contortions, an advance that will be needed for future systems that allow people to interact with virtual environments in virtual and augmented reality. (Purdue University image/C Design Lab)

New tool for virtual and augmented reality uses ‘deep learning’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Future systems that allow people to interact with virtual environments will require computers to interpret the human hand’s nearly endless variety… Continue reading...
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Ziro #1 on the list of Lego’s Worst Nightmare

Ziro has taken the first place in the list of Lego’s Worst Nightmares in Appcessories’ website. You can check the list from here.… Continue reading...
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Start of the Summer Party

Members of C Design Lab and our newly joined interns for the summer met in our professor’s house for a dinner party last week.  … Continue reading...
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Ziro plays on BBC News worldwide

Ziro was aired on BBC worldwide and Click BBC Flagship tech show several times in May. This was filmed at CES in January 2016. We… Continue reading...
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We created Rubik’s cube-like touchscreen display! (Cubimorph)

The research is led by a group researchers including Dr. Anne Roudaut from the University of Bristol, Dr. Ramani, and Mike McCoy at CDesign Lab… Continue reading...
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Handimate on IDC poster in CHI 2016

Ziro’s predecessor Handimate is spotted on IDC poster in CHI 2016. Interactive Design & Children Conference has brought together researchers and practitioners seeking to study… Continue reading...
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Ziro Robot has Hit Shelves on Indiegogo!

Ziro: World’s First Hand-controlled Robotics Kit, is now on Indiegogo. Do not miss your chance to be among the people that get it first.  … Continue reading...
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Ziro Launch Party @ Purdue GateWood Attrium

We had a successful event for announcing the start of the Indiegogo campaign for Ziro on April 18th. The event took place in Gatewood Wing… Continue reading...
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CVPR 2016 HANDS Workshop

C Design Lab gladly announces that it is sponsoring The HANDS Workshop, among other sponsors like NSF, Facebook/Oculus, IEEE Computer Society and CVF. This is… Continue reading...
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Robots At Your Fingertips

Prof. Ramani was a guest to Over Coffee Show, telling more about Ziro, flagship of Zero UI. In this talk you can hear about: How… Continue reading...
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ZIRO Robot to Hit Shelves Soon! [Interview on Inside Indiana Business]

After being chosen as “The best of CES 2016 finalists” by Engadget, Ziro keeps getting more famous. The modular robotic toy, that originated from our… Continue reading...
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Ziro has been named to Best of CES 2016!

According to the article posted on Engadget “Introducing the Best of CES 2016 finalists!“, Ziro which originated in our labs as Handimate, has been selected… Continue reading...
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Ziro in CES 2016

Our lab Partner ZeroUI Inc. in Cupertino, California, (http://zeroui.com/) is showing Ziro in CES 2016! Please check Ziro (http://www.ziro.io/) for more details. More reports about… Continue reading...
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ZeroUI Started the Prelaunch Program for Ziro

Our lab Partner ZeroUI Inc. in Cupertino, California, (http://zeroui.com/) has started the prelaunch program for Ziro! Please check Ziro (http://www.ziro.io/) for more details. What is… Continue reading...
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Best Poster Award at UIST 2015

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, and Professor Karthik Ramani receive Best Poster Award at UIST 2015 School of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students Sang Ho Yoon… Continue reading...
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HandiMate robot helps children to think like engineers [BTN.com Oct. 29, 2015]

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Computer-Aided Design Top Cited Author Award (2005-2015)

For having co-authored several highly-cited papers within 2005-2015 time span and as one of the journal’s most prolific and highly-cited authors, the Computer-Aided Design journal… Continue reading...
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7 Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education

The year was 1984 and in addition to the chalkboards and alphabet posters, our 2nd grade classroom was equipped with an odd, beige box at… Continue reading...
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Tools for real-time visual collaboration [NSF Discovery]

Indiana and Purdue University professors design cyberlearning system to make sharing ideas easier From NSF Discovery June 10, 2015 More details please refer to the… Continue reading...
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Big plans for Imagination Station

Big plans for Imagination Station From Dylan Peers McCoy  7:42 p.m. EDT May 2, 2015 http://www.jconline.com/   Children discover the joy and possibilities of engineering,… Continue reading...
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Most Downloaded Article (past 6 weeks) in Interaction Design and Children

HandiMate: exploring a modular robotics kit for animating crafted toys have been downloaded 63 times, reached top 1 downloaded article in past 6 weeks.… Continue reading...
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HandiMate in the latest cover of ACM Interactions Magazine. (pg. 10)

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Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence

Bill Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Joran Booth, and Sujin Jang  have received this year’s  Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence (2015). This… Continue reading...
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Hottest article of 2014 in Computer-Aided Design Journal

Our paper titled “The evolution, challenges, and future of knowledge representation in product design systems” is once again #1 on Elsevier’s top 25 hottest articles… Continue reading...
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HandiMate – Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.

Press coverage of HandiMate by Gerry Dick for Inside Indiana Business.… Continue reading...
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Indiana-Made Robot Toy Merges Creativity, Technology

Move over, LEGO Mindstorm and K’NEX. There’s a new robot toy in town, and it was created right here in Indiana. The HandiMate robot toolkit… Continue reading...
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What can you make with cardboard and tape? A robot

There’s a new DIY robotics toolkit in town, and you don’t need to know anything about electronics or programming to use it. HandiMate, developed by… Continue reading...
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Purdue Students win ASME IDETC/CIE 2014 Student Design Competition

Devarajan Ramanujan,  Senthil Chandrasegaran,  Jeff Ackerman and Scott Calvert won theASME 2014 Student Design Competition in Buffalo,  New York.  The design challenge, held as part… Continue reading...
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Hottest article of 2013 in Computer-Aided Design Journal

Our paper, The evolution, challenges, and future of knowledge representation in product design systems, is #1 on Elsevier’s Top 25 hottest articles in Computer-Aided Design… Continue reading...
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S3D Innovations team develop Filasoy, a next generation 3D printing material.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A group of Purdue University students who created a soy-based, renewable and recyclable filament for 3D printing won the top prize… Continue reading...
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Turning Your World Into A Touch Screen

A new interactive system puts a touch screen on any large surface. Originally published: Aug 13 2013 – 1:45pm  By: Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer… Continue reading...
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Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Benjamin,  and William Z. Bernstein along with Professors’ Niklas Elmqvist and Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2013 Design for Manufacturing and the… Continue reading...
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Purdue researcher introducing next step in 3-D technology

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 10:00 am | Updated: 10:26 am, Mon Jun 17, 2013. By LOGAN JUDY Summer Reporter Iron Man’s Tony Stark’s beloved… Continue reading...
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‘Iron Man’-like abilities via design tool created by Purdue researchers | Journal and Courier | jconline.com

In a current movie blockbuster, “Iron Man 3,” the titular hero can be seen working in his lab, using only hand gestures to move, create… Continue reading...
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‘Makers’ 3-D print shapes created using new design tool, bare hands

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A new design tool interprets hand gestures, enabling designers and artists to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands… Continue reading...
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Creating a Touch-Screen on a Countertop

FROM THE APRIL 2013 ISSUE Creating a Touch-Screen on a Countertop By translating shapes into computerized images, this system can turn any surface into a… Continue reading...
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Purdue researchers turn any surface into interactive touch screen

Updated: Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 8:15 PM EDT Published : Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 6:33 PM EDT Holly Campbell PURDUE UNIVERSITY, Ind. (WLFI) – Imagine… Continue reading...
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Meaningful hand-waving: Purdue group demos design tool that tracks hand motions to create shapes

One of the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards we told you about was a gesture-control interface for computers that eliminated the need for mouses (mice?) and… Continue reading...