HCIL Brown Bag Lunch: Huaishu Peng, "Interactive Fabrication and Fabrication for Interaction"
Thursday, February 14, 2019
2105 Hornbake Library South Wing
Huaishu Peng is a new faculty member in the iSchool with research interests in Human-Computer Interaction and Personal Fabrication.
Interactive Fabrication and Fabrication for Interaction.
3D printing technology has been widely applied to produce well-designed objects. There is a hope to make both the modeling process and printing outputs more interactive, so that designers can get in-situ tangible feedback to fabricate objects with rich functionalities. To date, however, knowledge accumulated to realize this hope remains limited. In this talk, I will present two lines of research. The first line of work aims at facilitating an interactive process of fabrication. I demonstrate novel interactive fabrication systems that allow the designer to create 3D models in AR with a robotic arm to print the model in real time and on-site. The second line of work concerns the fabrication of 3D printed objects that are interactive. I report new techniques for 3D printing with novel materials such as fabric sheet, and how to print one-off functional objects such as sensor and motor. I will conclude the talk by outlining future research directions built upon my current work.
The talk will be followed by a short Q&A session.
Lunch: Free Pizza!
We welcome you to join us this Thursday and enjoy an hour of great conversation and food!