Person with VR goggles touches a table that has a Roomba with a mechanical scissor lift below.

RoomShift: A room-scale haptic and dynamic environment for VR applications

Sept. 30, 2020

RoomShift is a haptic and dynamic environment that could be used to support a variety of virtual reality (VR) experiences.

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Clement Zheng speaks about dissertation on KGNU's "How on Earth Science Show"

May 5, 2020

In an episode focused on students about to receive their PhDs in STEM-related fields, Clement Zheng speaks about his dissertation research, "Everyday Materials for Physical Interactive Systems," his graduate school experience and what he has planned next.

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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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Startup founded by Creative Industries students surpasses Kickstarter goals

March 23, 2020

During EdBoard Technologies' August Kickstarter, 150 backers pledged more than $37,000, helping to bring an educational project founded by two ATLAS Creative Industries master's students to life. The venture includes colorful hardware and curriculum focused on teaching students as young as 6 about electricity and electrical circuits. The team received guidance through the ATLAS ACME Lab, which is directed by Professor Ellen Yi-Luen Do.

Peter Gyory accepts the award at the IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games.

Peter Gyory & Clement Zheng take home IndieCade's Innovation in Interaction Design award

Oct. 14, 2019

ATLAS PhD students, Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng, took home the "Innovation in Interaction Design Award" from the International Festival of Independent Games (IndieCade) for their cooperative arcade survival game, HOT SWAP: All Hands On Deck.

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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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Peter Gyory's and Clement Zheng's HOT SWAP game showcases at DIS '19 in San Diego, held June 23-28.

June 27, 2019

Peter Gyory and Clement Zheng, PhD students and lecturers at the ATLAS Institute, both do research for the ACME and THING laboratories. Their HOT SWAP game was showcased during the Provocations and Work-in-Progress session at the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19) held in San Diego, June 23-28.

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“Sensing Kirigami,” authored by Clement Zheng, HyunJoo Oh, Laura Devendorf, and Ellen Yi-Luen Do, wins "Best Pictorial" award at DIS '19 conference

June 26, 2019

“Sensing Kirigami,” authored by Clement Zheng, HyunJoo Oh, Laura Devendorf, and Ellen Yi-Luen Do, won the "Best Pictorial" award at the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19), held in San Diego June 23-28. Lead author, Zheng, an ATLAS PhD student, presented the research during the conference's Deformable and Novel Materials track.

Clement Zheng and Peter Gyory

"Hot Swap" wins top spot in alt.ctrl.GDC

March 29, 2019

Clement Zheng (right) and Peter Gyory celebrate at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco after winning the Independent Game Festival's alt.ctrl.GDC award, which came with a $3,000 payout.

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