Projects

Each project represents a significant area of research and lists associated published papers.

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Architectural Design

Autodesk @ MaRS

Autodesk @ MaRS

For the design of a new office and research space in the MaRS Innovation District...

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Princeton Laboratory for Embodied Computation

Princeton Laboratory for Embodied Computation

The Laboratory for Embodied Computation is a simple but futuristic building hosting research on the...

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Hy-Fi

Hy-Fi

Hy-Fi is a 13-meter-tall tower constructed from a new low-energy biological building material that offers...

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Black Lake

Black Lake

Black Lake is a ten-minute song from Bjork’s new album 'Vulnicura' and the culmination of...

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Amphibious Envelope

Amphibious Envelope

Amphibious Envelope is an experimental building facade system that re-imagines the insulated glazing unit as...

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Building Science

Building Simulation

Building Simulation

Buildings are responsible for 48% of all Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. We aim to...

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Project Dasher

Project Dasher

Project Dasher is an Autodesk research project using a BIM-based platform to provide building owners...

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Digital 210 King
Digital 210 King

Digital 210 King

Digital 210 King

We are creating a high-quality Building Information Model of our offices in Toronto. Our goal...

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CAD for Life Sciences

Nanodesign

Nanodesign

Design at the nanoscale. In collaboration with world-class researchers and industry experts, Project NanoDesign aims...

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Genetic Constructor

Genetic Constructor

Genetic Constructor is an extensible, open source, cloud CAD tool to drive biological design and...

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Molecule Viewer

Molecule Viewer

Explore the unseen world. Autodesk Research Molecule Viewer is a web-based 3D tool optimized for...

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BiomeView

BiomeView

Using a mash-up of architecture, genomics, and microbial ecology Jessica Green an engineer, bio diversity...

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4D Printing

4D Printing

Skylar Tibbits, an MIT Researcher, architect, designer, computer scientist and TED Senior Fellow, is working...

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Project Cyborg

Project Cyborg

Project Cyborg is a cloud-based meta-platform of design tools for programming matter across domains and...

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Clotho. Application Platform for Synthetic Biology

Clotho. Application Platform for Synthetic Biology

Clotho assists scientists and engineers in the performance of synthetic biology projects. Most importantly, Clotho...

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Bio Computational Evolution: The Next Generation of Software for Synthetic Biology

Bio Computational Evolution: The Next Generation of Software for Synthetic Biology

In this project, David Benjamin explored a pioneering intersection between synthetic biology, architecture, and computation...

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nTinker: Design and Visualization Tool for Biological Engineering of Multi-cell Systems

nTinker: Design and Visualization Tool for Biological Engineering of Multi-cell Systems

If mathematical models of biological cells can be represented in a way that captures the...

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CADnano 2.0. CAD for DNA Origami

CADnano 2.0. CAD for DNA Origami

The George Church Lab from the Wyss Institute at Harvard and Autodesk Research are co-developing...

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BioweatherMap at TED Global

BioweatherMap at TED Global

With the emergence of BioweatherMaps, we will one day be able to find out more...

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Computational Medicine

Computational Anatomy and Biomechanics

Computational Anatomy and Biomechanics

Computational anatomy incorporates the use of geometric- and statistics-based mathematical techniques to analyze and understand...

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Design and Fabrication

Hand Bone Scaffold printed used PEGDA on an Autodesk Ember Printer
Hand Bone Scaffold printed used PEGDA on an Autodesk Ember Printer

Bioprinting

Bioprinting

The bioprinting project has two general objectives: the development and adaptation of biological materials to...

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meshmixer

meshmixer

meshmixer

Meshmixer is a prototype design tool based on high-resolution dynamic triangle meshes. We are exploring...

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Mesh Processing

Mesh Processing

Computer representations of geometry are at the core of most problems in digital design and...

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Generative Design

Project Discover

Project Discover

Project Discover is a workflow for generative design for architecture. It involves the integration of...

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Bionic Partition Project

Bionic Partition Project

Developed in collaboration with Airbus , Autodesk , and APWorks , the Bionic Partition is...

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Project Dreamcatcher

Project Dreamcatcher

What if a CAD system could generate thousands of design options that all meet your...

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Design Variations and Optimization

Design Variations and Optimization

In recent years, new powerful analysis capabilities have been introduced in commercial software. In order...

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Complex Constraint Authoring
Complex Constraint Authoring

Complex Constraint Authoring

Complex Constraint Authoring

As systems become more complex, the design and authoring process becomes more abstract. This project...

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High Performance Computing

Project Saturn: Cloud-based Compute and Optimization Infrastructure

Project Saturn: Cloud-based Compute and Optimization Infrastructure

Mathematical optimization techniques often require immense computational power to perform in a timely manner, which...

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General-Purpose High-Throughput Image-Processing-Ingestion Pipeline

General-Purpose High-Throughput Image-Processing-Ingestion Pipeline

We are working on a general-purpose high-throughput image-processing-ingestion pipeline, taking advantage of the high processing...

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High-Performance Computing

High-Performance Computing

One of the ultimate goals is to prototype and validate novel parallel computing frameworks to...

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Costas Arrays Enumeration

Costas Arrays Enumeration

Costas arrays are sets of n points placed on a nxn checkerboard, in which each...

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Parallel Code Testing and Certification

Parallel Code Testing and Certification

The increasing complexity of maintaining large amounts of code and the progressive transition towards multiprocessing...

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Human Computer Interaction

Motion Amplifiers

Motion Amplifiers

In our earlier work, Project Draco , our goal was to make animation as easy...

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Paper Forager

Paper Forager

We present Paper Forager , a fully deployable cloud-based system which allows users to rapidly...

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Chronofab

Chronofab

How can we portray time and motion in 3D printed artifacts? ChronoFab is a 3D...

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Kitty

Kitty

Kitty is a sketch-based tool for authoring dynamic and interactive illustrations. Artists can sketch animated...

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Draco: Dynamic Drawings

Draco: Dynamic Drawings

Project Draco aims to make animation as easy as sketching, and a powerful tool for...

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Virtualization and Remote Collaboration

Virtualization and Remote Collaboration

Advances in compression and streaming technologies have enabled a new way to use compute-heavy software...

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Autodesk Remote

Autodesk Remote

Autodesk Remote was a remote streaming technology that allowed users to access the software they...

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Multitouch and Sensor Interaction

Multitouch and Sensor Interaction

Touch technology has taken over as the dominant form of input for most mobile devices...

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Multiscale Interaction

Multiscale Interaction

This project investigates the properties and qualities of multiscale datasets in an effort to gain...

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3D User Interfaces

3D User Interfaces

Designing user interfaces for interacting with 3D data involves a number of factors that are...

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Mobile Projectors

Mobile Projectors

The recent advancement of mobile projector technologies offers exciting opportunities for how we access and...

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3D Freeform Design

3D Freeform Design

3D freeform design is one of the most challenging tasks to support in a software...

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Novel Input & Output

Novel Input & Output

The nature and quality of interaction can be dramatically affected by both the input sensing...

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Large Displays

Large Displays

Large wall-sized displays are becoming for affordable and widespread throughout the design, education, business, and...

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Multi-touch

Multi-touch

Multi-touch platforms have recently emerged into the consumer markets, and offer a rich and captivating...

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3D Navigation

3D Navigation

While advances in computing have empowered users to design and interact with objects in virtual...

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Bimanual Input

Bimanual Input

Two handed, or bimanual, input, has the potential to allow users to perform tasks faster,...

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Menu Systems

Menu Systems

A menu system often serves as the core interaction workhorse of an application. We have...

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Internet of Things

Gadget

Gadget

Project Gadget explores experience design for the Internet of Things. In particular, it examines new...

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HIVE

HIVE

HIVE is a pavilion built in three days through a new process of human and...

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Learning Complicated Systems

Innovation Workshop

Innovation Workshop

The Innovation Workshop is a set of tools and techniques to help intrapreneurs at Autodesk...

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Chronicle

Chronicle

The Chronicle Research Project is exploring a new type of system that will allow users...

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ToolClips

ToolClips

One of the main learnability challenges associated with complex software applications is learning to use...

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CommunityCommands

CommunityCommands

Amazon recommends books to its users. Netflix recommends movies. With CommunityCommands, Autodesk will recommend command...

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Software Learning

Software Learning

The Learning project aims to investigate advanced techniques for assisting users in learning complicated applications...

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Simulation

Nucleus

Nucleus

Nucleus is a unified dynamics framework based on particles with constraints. The goal of this...

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Systems Design

Systems Design & Simulation

Systems Design & Simulation

While traditional programming practices have produced a wide range of relatively independent simulation methods, predictive...

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Visualization

Quantified Self

Quantified Self

For the Quantified Self 2015 conference we planned and designed key components of the exhibit...

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Command Usage Arc Diagrams

Command Usage Arc Diagrams

With the Customer Involvement Program (CIP) we have a database of over 60 million commands...

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OrgOrgChart: The Evolution of an Organization

OrgOrgChart: The Evolution of an Organization

The OrgOrgChart ( Org anic Org anization Chart ) project looks at the evolution of...

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Visualization & Visual Analytics

Visualization & Visual Analytics

Visual data representations leverage the power of human perception to process complex information, and through...

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