Shape compaction for design and fabrication

Speaker:  Hao Zhang – Burnaby, BC, Canada
Topic(s):  Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


Compact shape *representations*, e.g., compression, is a well-studied problem.  We are interested in compaction at the shape *configuration* level. The term shape configuration refers to how a shape, real or conceptual, is physically modelled (e.g., in terms of design and composition of its parts) and spatially arranged (e.g., in terms of shape/part positioning and possibly in relation to other shapes).  The required storage is the actual physical space the shape configuration occupies.  Compact shape configurations can save valuable space in industrial settings, e.g., for storage, shipping, 3D printing, etc., leading to cost reduction.

In this talk, I will pose four new problems on shape compaction: stackabilization, pyramidalization, foldabilization, and DAP (to be revealed at the talk). I hope to first convince you that these are hard geometry and design problems, even for humans. I will then present our progress and results on solving them.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  60
Duration:  45 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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