AUTODESK RESEARCH


Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Autodesk Research furthers this mission with explorations over a number of key areas.

AEC Industry Futures

The connection between Autodesk Research and the industries we serve is defined by rich collaboration. We learn from industry specialists about their requirements, processes, and pain points, and in turn we offer thought leadership and innovation based on Autodesk technology and knowledge. The results of these collaborations enable our customers to do better work and transform their own industries. At the same time, Industry Futures teams bring back key industry insights, technology verification, thought leadership, and strategic foresight for the whole of Autodesk.

AEC Industry Futures

Artificial Intelligence

The Autodesk AI Lab performs bleeding edge AI Research that can be applied to our customers' workflows & processes to make them more informed and more efficient, allowing them to maximize their creativity and to do more with less. As a center of excellence in AI, we provide AI thought leadership and mentoring, in addition to partnering closely with other research and product teams on joint research in AI.

Artificial Intelligence

HCI & Visualization

With expertise in Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization, our goal is to influence corporate strategy and transfer our research into Autodesk products and services. We develop a fundamental understanding of how humans perceive, learn, and interact with technology, through rigorous scientific study, collaborations with leading academic institutions and research partnerships with selected lighthouse customers.Based on these understandings we develop novel interfaces and visualizations to solve current problems and explore future opportunities.

HCI & Visualization

Industry Futures Moonshots

We contribute to solving the world's most important problems by re-imagining the role of the human work force, demonstrating a more sustainable future, and leading the industry with a coherent vision for the future and the promise of a better world.

Industry Futures Moonshots

Manufacturing Industry Futures

We are a multi-disciplined team of researchers, engineers and industry specialists with a focus on cutting edge design and manufacturing technologies and processes. We have industry experience in nearly all major manufacturing vertical industries including automotive, aerospace, space, consumer products, heavy industries and bio medical. We also have experience in converging manufacturing and construction.

Manufacturing Industry Futures

Research Engineering

Research and engineer usable, functional, stable and insightful prototype solutions that enable our research investigations, support industry research engagements with customers, and demonstrate new opportunities for innovation in Autodesk's products.

Research Engineering

Robotics

We research the future of robotics in manufacturing, architecture, construction, and media production. Our work is squarely aligned with the Autodesk corporate strategy to automate and improve our customers' design and make processes. We're passionate about making robots easier to use and adaptive. We develop new ways to apply 3D design tools, simulation, machine learning, and emerging technologies to robotics. We accelerate growth of the most favorable technology trends in robotics, and mitigate risk of unfavorable trends, by prototyping original research.

Robotics

Simulation, Optimization & Systems

Through the lens of Computational Science and Systems Modeling & Design, we investigate, explore and derive new techniques and technologies that enable exciting new possibilities for Autodesk's existing and future customers. Simulation is the engine of evaluation and prediction; systems-based approaches enable deeper, holistic insights at all levels and phases; optimization guides us towards greater efficiency and new realms of performance.

Simulation, Optimization & Systems