Design Contributions – Creations
SCORPIO is part of the Da Vinci: Shaping The Future exhibition at the ArtScience Museum. In his studies of aviation, Da Vinci was inspired by bats which led to the invention of his flying machine. Inspired by huntsman spiders found in the Sahara desert, SCORPIO is a robot that can reconfigure itself to realize crawling and […]
The Maple-Seed Inspired Aerial Craft is part of the Da Vinci: Shaping The Future exhibition at the ArtScience Museum. Da Vinci had a keen sense of imagination and was passionate about the potential for flight, drawing from nature to apply aerodynamic principles. Similarly, to achieve stable flight, this project mimics the natural autorotation movement of […]
SUTD’s Advanced Architecture Laboratory contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 (shown here as part of SUTD’s Making Sense: Intersecting Lines of Investigation in Design and Technology exhibition at the Singapore National Design Centre) under the title “Investigations in Generative Aesthetics for Tropical Urban Living” is based on its Singapore Institute of Architects award-winning […]
INTERACTIVE DESIGN COGNITION: Formalizing how architectural designers perform physical tasks for enhancing creativity
Daniel Smithwick, MIT Ph.D. Candidate, Design and Computation ‘16 Committee: Larry Sass (MIT), Advisor, George Stiny (MIT), David Kirsh (UCSD) and Kris Wood (SUTD)
Physical computing technologies such as robotics, integrated electronics and environmental sensing are poised to enhance and extend how humans use their […]
Description of illusion: seen in Escher’s never-ending staircase
adaptation of the never ending stair case
Apparently, if you start moving up the staircase, you can continue doing so for an entire loop. However you will also return to the starting point.
This is apparently impossible. e.g. 1+1+1 =/= 0
To Produce the Object
In the physical domain, this illusion is […]
The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words and a haptic […]
Case studies are being developed using the façade of the Singapore New Jurong Church as a test bed. A set of software tools have been developed that are competitive with, and often improve on, state-of-the-art commercial software for the optimization of the outcome of simulation as encountered in engineering disciplines. They are being applied to […]
Water treatment technologies including water desalination and purification are critical for addressing the issues of clean water shortage around the world.
This research group works on using nanomaterials as low energy and low cost water purification and desalination devices to be implemented in developing countries and resource-limited areas.
The MICA (Measurement, Instrumentation, Control, and Analysis) Project is a research and development project aimed at producing a line of sensors and generators, linked together wirelessly and controlled from a laptop. The system is intended to be a high level, minimal configuration system that is both simple to use and extend, while powerful and accurate […]