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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...
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How GE’s over $100 billion investment in ‘industrial internet’ will add $15 trillion to world GDP

Sundar Murugappan is a quintessential Chennaiite who talks briskly as if in no mood to stop unless interrupted. The 27-year-old is a PhD from Purdue… Continue reading...
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Tool Is a Handy Replacement for a Mouse

Building 3D models is hard, and using a traditional point-and-click mouse doesn’t really do anything to enhance or simplify the process. To solve that dilemma,… Continue reading...
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Design 3D lava lamps with gestures on Handy-Potter

You can design anything from vases to pagodas with this easy Kinect gestural app. All it takes is a bit of waving in the air… Continue reading...
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Hands-On Design Takes on New Meaning

This Research in Action article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. Computer users created these shapes with Handy-Potter, a new… Continue reading...
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New design tool nixes mouse; users create shapes with hands only

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have developed a design tool that enables people to create three-dimensional objects with their bare hands by using a depth-sensing… Continue reading...
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Origami-inspired design method merges engineering, art

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have shown how to create morphing mechanisms, robotic forms and shape-shifting sculptures from a single sheet of paper in a… Continue reading...
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Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Dr. Srikanth Devanathan, an alumni of Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering and now working at Simulia a Dassault Systemes brand, and Professor Karthik Ramani,… Continue reading...
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First place in Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium Poster Competition

Ph.D students Willam Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan and Professor Karthik Ramani won 1st Place in the 2011 Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium (ESE) Graduate Student Poster… Continue reading...
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Genius of Einstein, Fourier key to new humanlike computer vision

Two new techniques for computer-vision technology mimic how humans perceive three-dimensional shapes by instantly recognizing objects no matter how they are twisted or bent, an advance that could help machines see more like people. (source: Purdue News Service)
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Future engineers try thinking outside the sandbox

Barry Kudrowitz, an assistant professor of product design at the University of Minnesota, talks Friday with a class of Purdue students about play in West… Continue reading...
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21 Fund Awardee Wins Commercialization Award

Professor Ramani will be presented the 2009 Faculty Commercialization Award for his work with VizSeek, a Purdue Research Park-based company that developed a searchable online index of two and three dimensional drawings for businesses with the help of the state's 21st Century Research and Technology Fund.
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Karthik Ramani has been named the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty.

Event Date: September 10, 2009 Karthik Ramani has been named the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty. The Outstanding Commercialization… Continue reading...
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Ph.D. student Sundar Murugappan and Professor Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2009 Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) division

Sundar Murugappan (Ph.D Student) and Professor Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2009 ...
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‘FEAsy’ analyzes designs from raw sketches to speed parts creation

Event Date: September 1, 2009 Going back to the drawing board is much easier now that researchers have developed a new type of design program… Continue reading...
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CAD Journal among the top Journals in Computer Science

Event Date: May 31, 2009 Computer-Aided Design was among the top performers according to the ranking of computer science journals. The journals were ranked according… Continue reading...
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Most cited award for Computer-Aided Design Announcement

PRECISE Shapelab’s Paper,”Three-dimensional shape searching: State-of-the-art review and future trends” was awarded for the most cited paper,which is referenced 42 times between the date of… Continue reading...
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Now, Doodle it…

Event Date: July 6, 2007 Mumbai News: Forget word-based search engines. Cutting-edge algorithm can hunt through online catalogues using only a sketch; researchers say technology… Continue reading...
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Professor Ramani is selected to receive the Thomas French Award from The Ohio State University

Event Date: March 7, 2007 The Thomas French Achievement Award is presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves as educators. Thomas French, an 1895 graduate… Continue reading...
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Most cited award for Computer-Aided Design (04-06) Announcement

Event Date: February 28, 2007 PRECISE Shapelab’s Paper,”Three-dimensional shape searching: State-of-the-art review and future trends” was awarded for the most cited paper. Papers for this… Continue reading...
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Professor Ramani is the recipient of 2007 College of Engineering Faculty Research Excellence Award

Event Date: February 27, 2007 He will receive the award in the 5th annual Engineering Faculty Recognition Banquet. Attachments Faculty Research Excellence Award_2007.pdf… Continue reading...
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Purdue wins ‘Innovation of the Year’ at 2006 Techpoint MIRA

Innovation of the Year Award finalist to Purdue University (School of Mechanical Engineering) and Imaginestics for the launch of the world's first online engineering search engine based on shape (2D and 3d).
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Doodle Search – New software can hunt through online catalogs using only a sketch

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=105851&org=NSF&from=news Working with support from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, Imaginestics, a company located in West Lafayette, Ind., has created… Continue reading...
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C3 :: Customization, Collaboration & Configuration Summit 2005

Today research in product development, manufacturing and supply networks are converging driven by the potential use of information science and technologies. This research coupled with… Continue reading...