Block World Redux:

Block World Redux:

Pilot Study

Students: Daniel Smithwick, (PhD),Kalin Malouf (UG), Rachel rotteveel (UG), and Raghavasimhan Sankaranarayanan (UG)

Year: 2014


Machine: Kuka Robotic Arm

Material: FDM Modeling and Painted Masonite

The goal of this project is to explore and develop an interactive computational environment for investigating the embodied cognitive abilities of designers. We will revisit an old artificial intelligence problem – Blocks World – from the perspective of an architectural designer who sees blocks not as a sorting or optimization problem, but as a playful opportunity that affords the emergence of creative ideas.

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