drone with expandable protective cage that deploys based on proximity to solid objects

PufferBot: A flying robot with an expandable body

Sept. 24, 2020

Pufferbot is an aerial robot with an expandable protective structure that deploys to encircle the drone and prevent the drone's rotors from coming in contact with obstacles or people.

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ATLAS research helps define the future of human-computer interaction

May 1, 2020

At a time when the field of human-computer interaction is becoming more important than ever, ATLAS researchers are making substantial contributions, contributing nine papers and two workshops to CHI '20.

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3. Engineers develop LiftTiles, a scale shape-changing interface

April 7, 2020

Engineers from the University of Colorado Boulder, Keio University, and the University of Tokyo have developed LiftTiles, a modular shape display that fits inside a room.

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LiftTiles Turn Walls and Floors Into Reconfigurable Structures on Demand

April 7, 2020

Computer scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a scalable shape display for walls and floors that produce reconfigurable structures on demand.

LiftTiles in motion

LiftTiles: Actuator-based building blocks for shape-changing interfaces

Jan. 28, 2020

CU Boulder PhD candidate and ATLAS THING Lab member Ryo Suzuki recently developed LiftTiles—room-scale, actuator-based building blocks that pave the way for a new generation of shape-changing interfaces.

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Prototype room-scale, shape-changing interfaces with LiftTiles

Jan. 27, 2020

To simplify shape-shifting interfaces, CU Boulder researchers have developed “LiftTiles,” modular blocks that raise to the desired height via air pressure and then collapse under spring force when needed.

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ShapeBots: a swarm of shape-shifting robots that visually display data

Sept. 24, 2019

Tech Xplore features the ShapeBots project, developed by ATLAS PhD students Ryo Suzuki and Clement Zheng.

Clement presenting his research at the DIS '19 conference.

ATLAS makes its mark at DIS'19

July 10, 2019

Researchers from ATLAS Institute's THING, ACME and Unstable Design labs took home "Best Paper" and "Best Pictorial" awards as well as contributed four research presentations at the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19), held in San Diego, June 23-28.

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Ryo Suzuki and others win "Best Paper" award for MorphIO project at DIS '19 conference.

June 27, 2019

"MorphIO: Entirely Soft Sensing and Actuation Modules for Programming Shape Changes through Tangible Interaction," authored by Ryo Suzuki and researchers from Keio University and The University of Tokyo in Japan, won a "Best Paper" award at the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19) held in San Diego June 23-28. Suzuki, an ATLAS affiliated PhD student who does research for the ACME and THING laboratories, presented the research during the DIS '19 Shape Changes Interfaces Track.