State of the Art in Methods and Representations for Fabrication-Aware Design
Event date:  October 26, 2018 12:00 PM  to 1:00 PM

Computational manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing hold the potential for creating objects with previously undreamed-of combinations of functionality and physical properties. Human designers, however, typically cannot exploit the full complexity of which these devices are capable. This talk is based on a survey which examines recent systems developed by the computer graphics community in the context of design for fabrication. It summarizes frameworks for interaction, simulation, and optimization, as well as documents the range of general objectives and domain-specific goals that have been considered. An important unifying thread in this analysis is that different underlying geometric and physical representations are necessary for different tasks. We analyze how classes of representations possess obvious advantages for some needs, but have also been used in creative manners to facilitate unexpected problem solutions. From the analysis, I will also portray one of the pressing issues I believe should be investigated: design through objectives, instead of geometry, using a hierarchical, modular, representation.


Dr. Amit H. Bermano is a recently starting assistant professor at Tel-Aviv University. Until several weeks ago, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Princeton Graphics Group, hosted by Prof. Szymon Rusinkiewicz and Prof. Thomas Funkhouser. Beforehand, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Disney Research Zurich in the computational materials group (2016). He conducted his doctoral studies at ETH Zurich, in collaboration with Disney Research Zurich (2016), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Markus Gross. His Masters and Bachelors degrees were obtained at The Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. His research focuses on connecting the geometry processing field with other fields in computer graphics and vision, mainly by using geometric methods to facilitate other applications. His interests in this context include computational fabrication, animation, augmented reality, medical imaging, and machine learning.





University of Konstanz, Universitätsstr. 10, Konstanz
Z 613

Unfortunately, the talk will not be transmitted to Stuttgart and Tübingen.