The Computational Fabrication Group at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory investigates problems in digital manufacturing and computer graphics. The group is led by Professor Wojciech Matusik.

News

08/22/2019
Dr. Changil Kim joins Facebook Research in September

Our very own Postdoctoral researcher Changil Kim is joining Facebook in Seattle as a research scientist in September, after spending two and a half wonderful years in our lab. During his time in our lab, Changil has actively contributed to many research projects, including motion magnificationreplicating oil paintingspeech to face, and video processing. Congratulations to Changil and wish him all the best in Seattle!

08/08/2019
Computer-aided knitting covered by BBC!

During the past week, Alex's two recent papers on knitting Neural Inverse Knitting: From Images to Manufacturing Instructions (ICML 19) and Knitting Skeletons: Computer-Aided Design Tool for Shaping and Patterning of Knitted Garments (UIST 19) have received lots of media attention, including a recent interview from BBC. The story is also widely reported by TechCrunch7News BostonMashableFortuneVentureBeatEngadgetZDNetGeekMarket Research FinanceInteresting EngineeringFibre2Fashion, and MIT News.

08/07/2019
Paper accepted to UIST 2019

Alex's latest work Knitting Skeletons: A Computer-Aided Design Tool for Shaping and Patterning of Knitted Garments is officially accepted to UIST 2019. In this paper, Alex and Liane present a novel interactive system for simple garment composition and surface patterning. Both casual users and advanced users can benefit from their system. Check out these beautiful samples to explore the new possibility brought by their tool!

07/30/2019
Learning to fly in the news!

Jie's SIGGRAPH paper Learning to Fly: Computational Controller Design for Hybrid UAVs with Reinforcement Learning has been covered by media outlets including Engadget, UASWeekly, MashableVentureBeat, SlashGear, Robotics Business Review, Eletronics360, UberGizmo, DroneLife, Unmanned Aerial, Science Daily, and AI News in the past week. If you are at SIGGRAPH, come to room 151 and check out Jie's presentation today!

07/14/2019
One paper accepted to Science Advances

In our latest work published in Science Advances, our group presented an automated system that designs and 3-D prints complex robotic actuators which are optimized according to an enormous number of specifications. We demonstrate the system by fabricating actuators that show different black-and-white images at different angles. One of our actuators portrays a Vincent van Gogh portrait when laid flat and the famous Edvard Munch painting “The Scream” when tiled an angle. We also 3-D printed floating water lilies with petals equipped with arrays of actuators and hinges that fold up in response to magnetic fields run through conductive fluids.

The research paper Topology optimization and 3D printing of multimaterial magnetic actuators and displays was published in Science Advances last Friday, and MIT News covered our story on the same day.

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