Cambridge, MA | June 12 - 13, 2017
The Symposium on Computational Fabrication is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together leading experts from academia and industry in the area 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.
Please visit last year's website: SCF 2016, for an overview of all previous keynote speakers and submissions.
SCF 2017 is co-located with the SIGCHI summer school on Computational Fabrication and Smart Matter (June 14-18).
If you are a PhD student and interested in attending, please apply through the summer school website.
Abstract: The digitization of practically everything coupled with the mobile Internet, the automation of knowledge work, and advanced robotics promises a future with democratized use of machines and wide-spread use of robots and customization. However, pervasive use of robots remains a hard problem. What if we could automatically design, fabricate, robots, and program robots from a simple description of the task so that anyone could use a robot? I will describe recent results in automating and customizing the fabrication of robots. By enabling on-demand creation of programmable robots, we can begin to imagine a world with one robot for every task.
Bio: Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. She serves as the Director of the Toyota-CSAIL Joint Research Center and is a member of the science advisory board of the Toyota Research Institute. Rus' research interests are in robotics, mobile computing, and data science. Rus is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow, a fellow of ACM, AAAI and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Award from the Robotics Industries Association. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University. Prior to joining MIT, Rus was a professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College.
Abstract: 3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1980s. The Self-Assembly Lab is developing the next phase of this field through their work on Rapid Liquid Printing, Programmable Materials and 4D printing: where the fourth dimension is time. These emerging technologies will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. In this presentation, Tibbits explains how we are now able to program nearly everything-from materials, to products, architecture, and infrastructure. Programmability and computing are becoming ubiquitous across scales and disciplines. Tibbits shows us how these small-scale technologies can translate into solutions for large-scale applications.
Bio: Skylar Tibbits co-directs the Self-Assembly Lab with Jared Laucks, housed at MIT’s International Design Center. The Self-Assembly Lab focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes.
Skylar is an Assistant Professor of Design Research in the Department of Architecture at MIT where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios. Skylar is also the Editor-In-Chief of the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Journal and the founder of SJET LLC, a small multi-disciplinary design practice.
Abstract: Made In Space is the space-based manufacturing company specializing in leveraging the unique properties of the space environment to develop solutions to commercial, industrial, research, and defense challenges. As the first manufacturing company to operate in space, MIS is uniquely positioned to unlock the tremendous potential of the space economy by creating the tools, infrastructure, and equipment necessary for humankind to build among the stars, enabling a future where life and work in space are commonplace.
Bio: Michael is Chief Engineer and co-founder of Made In Space, where he led the team that developed the first additive manufacturing capability in space. Michael has designed or participated in the developmental testing and flight verification for eight payloads to the ISS. He has published and presented more than two dozen technical papers for advanced space and Earth systems to international audiences and was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2015. Michael earned bachelor's and master's degrees of science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from The Ohio State University.
Abstract: Countless organizations of all types and sizes are considering additive manufacturing and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably. They are hard at work trying to understand where it is going and where they fit in. Many are awestruck by the technology and investing large amounts of money into it. Wohlers will underscore some of the developments that have led to this phenomenon and will emphasize the most important trends from the recent past. He will also share where he believes the technology will take us in the future.
Bio: Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 30 years ago. Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 250 organizations in 25 countries, as well as to 175+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 140 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at manufacturing related events held at the White House. As an expert in additive manufacturing, he has appeared on many television and radio news programs, including NPR, CBS Radio News, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox Business, and Australia’s Sky News. Wohlers is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide for 22 consecutive years.
Abstract: Recent advances in fabrication techniques have vastly expanded the scope of creating customized shapes. One of the biggest challenge for the users, however, is how produce shapes that are functional and suitable for their target usage. While often users have a clear specification of what a designed object should be used for, amateurs can easily struggle to design a suitable shape. In this talk, I will discuss two of our recent attempts to computationally simplify this process. First, I will talk about a guided design setup to nudge users towards functional shapes. Second, I will describe how to go beyond designing the final shape to also simplifying the hoisting or folding of such a shape. For more details, please visit: http://geometry.cs.ucl.ac.uk/.
Bio: Niloy Mitra leads the Smart Geometry Processing group in the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL). He received his PhD degree from Stanford University under the guidance of Leonidas Guibas. His research interests include shape understanding, computational design, geometry processing, and more generally in computer graphics. Niloy received the ACM Siggraph Significant New Researcher Award in 2013 and the BCS Roger Needham Award in 2015. His work has twice been selected and featured as research highlights in Communication of ACM. Besides research, Niloy is an active DIYer and loves reading, climbing, and cooking.
Abstract: This talk will consider a range of new and unusual 3D printers, materials, and methods starting with 3D printing fuzzy objects in needle felted yarn, and spanning to a quest to print simple motors. It will consider the how and why of these approaches, with an emphasis on new uses, multi-material and multi-function printing, as well as mixed fabrication approaches which combine 3D printing with other methods.
Bio: Scott Hudson is a Professor of Human Computer Interaction in the HCI Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. There he directs the HCI PhD program he founded in 1999. Dr. Hudson is an active member of the UIST and SIGCHI research communities where he publishes a paper now and then. He was elected to the CHI Academy in 2006, and recently received the SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award, as well as the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence at CMU.
Abstract: Although the study of the effect of shape and geometry on the mechanical response of solid objects has a long history, the surge of modern techniques to fabricate structures of complex form paired with our ability to simulate and better understand their response has created new opportunities for the design of architected materials with novel functionalities (also referred to as metamaterials). Since the properties of architected materials are primarily governed by the geometry of the structure (as opposed to constitutive ingredients at the material level), we show that deformation and instabilities, which significantly alter their initial geometry, can be harnessed to achieve new modes of functionality. Here, we focus on two different classes of such structures: systems built using elastic bistable beams and reconfigurable prismatic architected materials comprising a 3D network of plates and hinges.Altogether, these studies can inform simplified routes for the design of tunable architected materials over a wide range of length scales.
Bio: Katia Bertoldi is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences at the Harvard John A.Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She earned master degrees from Trento University (Italy) in 2002 and from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) in 2003, majoring in Structural Engineering Mechanics. Upon earning a Ph.D. degree in Mechanics of Materials and Structures from Trento University, in 2006, Katia joined as a PostDoc the group of Mary Boyce at MIT. In 2008 she moved to the University of Twente (the Netherlands) where she was an Assistant Professor in the faculty of Engineering Technology. In January 2010 Katia joined the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and established a group studying the mechanics of materials and structures. She is the recipient of the NSF Career Award 2011 and of the ASME's 2014 Hughes Young Investigator Award.
Dr Bertoldi’s research contributes to the design of materials with a carefully designed meso-structure that leads to novel effective behavior at the macroscale. She investigates both mechanical and acoustic properties of such structured materials, with a particular focus on harnessing instabilities and strong geometric non-linearities to generate new modes of functionality. Since the properties of the designed architected materials are primarily governed by the geometry of the structure (as opposed to constitutive ingredients at the material level), the principles she discovers are universal and can be applied to systems over a wide range of length scales.
Abstract: Computational Design, digital fabrication and robotic architecture have changed. The rise of computational and sensory control coupled with an interdisciplinary approach that integrates today’s sciences’ knowledge have established a central framework to advance architecture. As a result, informed material systems and their robotic fabrication processes reform architecture from within its constructive logic. At the same time, Gramazio Kohler Research is working towards a digital building culture. Large-scale architecture demonstrators such as the dfab house for the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) act as a framework to integrate the disciplines into the field of architecture and make the new design and construction paradigms tangible
The keynote lecture of the Symposium on Computational Fabrication will present selected projects of Gramazio Kohler Research exemplifying the many dimensions that play a part in changing the course of architecture. From computational design to the comprehensive planning and construction of habitable architecture such as the recently completed timber roof of the Arch_Tec_Lab with its expression of algorithmic details, the work of Gramazio Kohler Research emphasizes an understanding of architecture that integrates a broad spectrum from rigorous scientific research to the individual wellbeing of the occupant. - Hannes Mayer and Matthias Kohler
Bio: Matthias Kohler is an architect with multi-disciplinary interests ranging from computational design and robotic fabrication to material innovation. In 2000, he founded the award winning architecture practice Gramazio Kohler Architects together with his partner Fabio Gramazio. Both partners are full professors at ETH Zurich, where they jointly lead Gramazio Kohler Research. Having initiated the world’s first architectural robotic laboratory in 2005, the group today consists of thirty researchers dedicated to advancing architecture and construction through computational methods and robotic technology with a special emphasis on material systems that are ecologically sound. This ranges from 1:1 prototypical installations to the design and construction of building systems and large-scale elements such as the roof of the Arch_Tec_Lab at ETH Zurich or the dfab house. Since 2014 Matthias Kohler has also been the director of the NCCR Digital Fabrication, the first National Center of Competence in Research in the field of architecture funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
|Sunday, June 11||Location: Samberg Conference Center
7th floor, MIT, Chang Building (E52), 50 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA
|6:00pm - 7:30pm||Opening Reception with Keynote from Daniela Rus (Keynote 18:30 - 18:50pm).
Drinks and small tapas provided.
|Monday, June 12||Location: MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center
(Building 32), 32 Vassar Street, Room: 32-123 Cambridge, MA 02139
|8:30am||On-site Registration, Badge Pickup|
|8:45am - 9:00am||Opening Remarks|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Keynote: Mike Snyder, Made in Space|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Paper Session #1 (Screens, Display Technology)|
|11:00am - 11:30am||Coffee Break (room: 32-G882, 8th floor, Gates Elevator)|
|11:30am - 12:30pm||Keynote: Terry Wohlers|
|12:30pm - 2:00pm||Poster & Demo Session with Lunch|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Keynote: Ivan Poupyrev|
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||Fast Forward Talks: SCF Summer School|
|4:00pm - 4:30pm||Coffee Break (room: 32-G882, 8th floor, Gates Elevator)|
|4:30pm - 5:30pm||Keynote: Matthias Kohler|
|5:30pm - 7:00pm||Posters, Demo Session Continued|
|7:30pm - 10:00pm||Dinner|
|Tuesday, June 13||Location: MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center Room: 32-123|
|9:00am - 10:00am||Keynote: Skylar Tibbits|
|10:00am - 11:20am||Paper Session #2 (Design Tools, Making)|
|11:20am - 11:45am||Coffee Break (room: 32-G882, 8th floor, Gates Elevator)|
|11:45am - 12:45pm||Keynote: Niloy Mitra|
|12:45pm - 2:00pm||Lunch|
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Keynote: Katia Bertoldi|
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||Keynote: Scott Hudson|
|4:00pm - 4:15pm||Closing Remarks|
Reciption: Samberg Conference Center, 7th floor
MIT, Chang Building (E52), 50 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA
Conference on monday/tuesday:MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center (Building 32)
32 Vassar Street, Room: 32-123 Cambridge, MA 02139
|Affiliation||Early-bird (by May 28, 2017)||Regular / On-site|
|ACM SIGGRAPH / SIGCHI Member Student Member||$50||$75|
|Banquet Ticket (Not Included in Registration)||$50||Not available|
To take advantage of membership pricing when you register, you must first be an ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH or ACM SIGCHI member. Credits will not be given if you become a member after registering for SCF 2017. To become a member, visit ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH or ACM SIGCHI websites.
Prior to May 28, 2017, cancellations will be refunded in full (minus credit card charges). Cancellations received from May 28, 2017 through June 11, 2017 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after June 11, 2017.
Please book your accommodation early. The MIT commencement will be on thursday and friday right before SCF. Hotels might run out of space quickly. We cannot offer a reduced conference hotel rate, but recommend the following close-by hotels.
Directional ScreensPiovarci, Michal - Max Planck Institut Informatik, Saarland Univeristy, MMCI
3D Hatching Linear Halftoning for Dual Extrusion Fused Deposition ModelingKuipers, Tim - Ultimaker
LightTrace Auto-router for Designing LED Based Applications with Conductive Inkjet PrintingTa, Tung - The University of Tokyo
Turning coders into makers The promise of Embedded Design GenerationRamesh, Rohit - University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Bend-a-rule a fabrication-based workflow for 3D planar contour acquisitionWei, Mian - University of Toronto
Task-based design of cable-driven articulated mechanismsLi, Jian - McGill Uniersity
SPIROU: Constrained Exploration for Mechanical Motion DesignRobin Roussel (UCL, INRIA Grenoble, LJK-CNRS)
Computational Design of Printable Hydraulically-Actuated Robot MechanismsLandon Carter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Framework for Tool Path Optimization In Fused Filament FabricationG. Dreifus, B. Rapone, J. Bowers, X. Chen, A.J. Hart, and B. Krishnamoorthy
Architecture through the looking glass: Augmenting Fabrication in the built environmentJouke Verlinden, Anne Bekker
3D Color ContoningVahid Babaei, Kiril Vidimce, Mike Foshey, Alexandre Kaspar, Piotr Didyk, Wojciech Matusik
Lost PLA Casting: An Assistive Technology ProjectSusan Reiser, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Suited for performance: fast full-scale replication of athlete with FDMJoris van Tubergen, Jouke Verlinden, Mathijs Stroober, Ruben Baldewsing
Place Management of Electrodes for
Embedding Capacitive Multi-Touch Sensor on 3D Printed Surfaces
Shape Optimization of Fabricated Transparent Layer
for Pixel Density Uniformalization in Non-Planar Rear Projection
Synchronizing the Digital and the Virtual WorldsAmmar Hattab, Brown University
Robot Control Frameworks for Arts and DesignJose Luis Garcia del Castillo, Harvard GSD
Early Explorations of Deformable Interactive Designs with 3D-Printed SpringsLiang He, University of Maryland, College Park
Digital Fabrication of Interactive Objects (Using Printed Electronics)Daniel Groeger, Saarland University
Fabricating Interactivity ExpeditionLiang He, University of Maryland
Towards Large-Scale Personal FabricationRobert Kovacs, Hasso Plattner Institute
Design Tools for Creative MakingJingyi Li, UC Berkeley
Structural Optimization and Digital Fabrication of Timber StructuresPaul Mayencourt, MIT
Flexigami: A Reconfigurable Cellular MaterialsNigamaa Nayakanti, MIT
Interaction Styles for Ubiquitous FabricationThijs Roumen, Hasso Plattner Institute
Optimized Design and Fabrication of RobotsAndrew Spielberg, MIT
Towards Novel Tools and Technologies to
Support Makers in Creating Interactive Design Artifacts
Metamaterial MechanismsAlexandra Ion, HPI
Fabrication, Modeling, and Control of Plush RobotsJames Bern, CMU
Integrated Design and Simulation of Tunable, Multi-State Structures Fabricated with 3D PrintingTim Chen, ETH Zürich
Skin-like Tactile Sensor for Dexterous RobotJooyeun Ham, Stanford University
Material-aware computational design of deformable surfacesMina Konakovic, EPFL
Robotic ecologies for architectural constructionMaria Yablonina, Stuttgart University
Starting this year, we are accepting original technical contributions in the form of paper submission.
All papers undergo a rigorous review process by the SCF program committee.
Upon acceptance, papers will be presented at the symposium and archived in the ACM Digital Library.
We keep our review cycle tight and notify authors within less than 3 weeks of submission.
We have two paper submission deadlines:
Paper Deadline 1: January 31, 2017; Notification: Feb 17, 2017; Camera Ready: March 3, 2017.
Paper Deadline 2: April 10 (Mon), 2017; Notification: April 19 (Wed), 2017; Camera Ready: May 3, 2017.
Submitting to either one of the two deadlines is exactly equivalent, and there will be no differences in the review process.
Authors of papers that were not accepted to the program in the first review cycle are welcome
to submit significantly revised versions of their paper again to the second deadline.
After Acceptance: Special Issue of Computers and Graphics Journal
We are also very pleased to announce that authors of accepted research papers
will be invited to submit extended, significantly revised versions of their manuscripts (>30% new content)
for inclusion in the Special Issue of Computers and Graphics Journal on Computational Fabrication.
The C&G Journal is ranked as one of the top four venues in Computer Graphics,
and has developed a reputation for quality and speed.
We will contact authors about this opportunity after their papers are accepted.
|Steel-Sense: Integrating Machine Elements with Sensors by Additive Manufacturing||CHI' 16||webpage|
|An Integrated Design and Fabrication Strategy for Entirely Soft, Autonomous Robots||Nature||webpage|
|A 3D Printer for Interactive Electromagnetic Devices||UIST’16||webpage|
|Metamaterial Mechanisms||UIST' 16||webpage|
|Printable Hydraulics||ICRA' 16||webpage|
|Fab Forms: Customizable Objects for Fabrication with Validity and Geometry Caching||SIGGRAPH' 15||webpage|
|Pteromys: Interactive Design and Optimization of Free-formed Free-flight Model Airplanes||SIGGRAPH' 14||webpage|
|Human-computer Interaction for Hybrid Carving||UIST' 13||webpage|
|Computational Design of Linkage-Based Characters||SIGGRAPH' 14||webpage|
|Texture Mapping Real-World Objects with Hydrographics||SGP' 15||webpage|
|Tactum: A Skin-Centric Approach to Digital Design and Fabrication||CHI' 15||webpage|
|Elastic Textures for Additive Fabrication||SIGGRAPH' 15||webpage|
We invite you to present your work at the SCF poster/demo session.
Working computational fabrication prototypes and tools,
software platforms utilizing computational fabrication techniques,
including both research and commercial systems,
as well as artwork and visual designs that relate to or utilize computational fabrication.
Illustrate recent research on computational fabrication previously published in another venue or
cover late-breaking technical results and research.
Deadline: April 24, 2017; Notification: May 1, 2017; Camera Ready: May 8, 2017.
To submit a poster or demo please write up 1 page (incl. references) in SIGGRAPH paper format. (LaTeX | Word).
Please include author names and affiliations in the write-up.
We strongly encourage authors to submit supplementary materials (e.g., the layouted poster, a video, or website describing the work).
Upon acceptance, poster and demo submissions will be made available as non-archival work in the ACM Digital Library.
Please email your poster submission to email@example.com
|Physical Rendering with a Digital Airbrush||SIGGRAPH '14||webpage|
|PAPILLON: Expressive Eyes for Interactive Characters||SIGGRAPH '13||webpage|
|Constructable: Interactive Construction of Functional Mechanical Devices||SIGGRAPH '13||webpage|
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