Cables provide a natural, biomimetic means of actuating robots, but figuring out how to route them to get the motion you want can be unintuitive. Our methods automate this process, and make it easy to design puppets, animatronics, and robots, for novices and experts alike. See the full paper at SCA '17.
Paper - "Designing Cable-Driven Actuation Networks for Kinematic Chains and Trees" - Vittorio Megaro*, Espen Knoop*, Andy Spielberg*, David I.W. Levin, Wojciech Matusik, Markus Gross, Bernhard Thomaszewski, Moritz Bächer