First Symposium on Computational Fabrication

I am very excited to announce the first Symposium on Computational Fabrication, to be held at the MIT Stata Center, Cambridge, MA on Tuesday/Wednesday April 19-20, 2016.

The objective of this symposium is to create an interdisciplinary venue that brings together leading experts from academia and industry in the areas of computer graphics, geometry processing, mechanical engineering, materials science, architecture, human-computer interaction, robotics, and applied math. The goal is to learn about fundamental questions and issues related to computational aspects of fabrication, provide a platform for discussing ideas and initiating collaborations that will pioneer new approaches in this area, and provide a venue for disseminating research results.

We are participating in the EU project SOMA

Soft Manipulation (SOMA) is the key for the development of simple, compliant, yet strong, robust, and easy-to-program manipulation systems. SOMA explores a new avenue of robotic manipulation, exploiting the physical constraints imposed by the environment to enable robust grasping and manipulation in dynamic, open, and highly variable contexts.