Wei Gao


Wei Gao is currently a D-PhD student in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue. Mr. Gao received his bachelor degree (2009) in Mechanical engineering from the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology. His graduate research focuses on design, simulation and optimization of foldable, reconfigurable and self-assembly mechanisms/robotic systems, and developing novel 3D printing technique based on FDM and building self-contained appliances that allow printing fully-functional objects (customizable products, articulated working models, self-actuated devices).

CardBoardiZer: Creatively Customize, Articulate and Fold 3D Mesh Models

Yunbo Zhang,Wei Gao, Luis Paredes, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 897-907). ACM.

RevoMaker: Enabling Multi-directional and Functionally-embedded 3D Printing using a Rotational Cuboidal Platform

Wei Gao, Yunbo Zhang, Diogo C. Nazzetta, Karthik Ramani, Raymond J. Cipra
In Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, (UIST '15), Charlotte, NC, USA

The Status, Challenges, and Future of Additive Manufacturing in Engineering

Wei Gao, Yunbo Zhang, Devarajan Ramanujan, Karthik Ramani, Yong Chen, Christopher B. Williams, Charlie C.L. Wang, Yung C. Shin, Song Zhang, Pablo D. Zavattieri
Computer-Aided Design, doi:10.1016/j.cad.2015.04.001

KINETOGAMI, A Reconfigurable and Printable Sheet Folding

Wei Gao, Karthik Ramani, Raymond J. Cipra and Thomas Siegmund
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 135(11), doi: 10.1115/1.4025506, 2013

HexaMorph: A Reconfigurable and Foldable Hexapod Robot Inspired by Origami

Wei Gao, Ke Huo, Jasjeet S. Seehra, Karthik Ramani, and Raymond J. Cipra
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'14) , Chicago, September, 2014

The evolution, challenges, and future of knowledge representation in product design systems

Senthil Chandrasegaran, Karthik Ramani, Ram D. Sriram, Imre Horvath, Alain Bernard, Ramy Harik, Wei Gao
Computer-Aided Design Volume 45, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 204-228.

Kaleidogami: Multi-Primitive Reconfigurable Artistic Structures

Wei Gao and Karthik Ramani
Hyperseeing Spring 2012, Special Issue on Proceedings of SMI 2012 Fabrication and Sculpting Event