Publications

Publications

Robotic Metamaterials: A Modular System for Hands-On Configuration of Ad-Hoc Dynamic Applications

Zhitong Cui, Shuhong Wang, Violet Yinuo Han, Tucker Rae-Grant, Willa Yunqi Yang, Alan Zhu, Scott E. Hudson, Alexandra Ion.

In Proceedings of CHI ’24. Honolulu HI. May. 11 – May. 16, 2024

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ConeAct: A Multistable Actuator for Dynamic Materials

Yuyu Lin, Jesse T Gonzalez, Zhitong Cui, Yash Rajeev Banka, Alexandra Ion.

In Proceedings of CHI ’24. Honolulu HI. May. 11 – May. 16, 2024

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BlendMR: A Computational Method to Create Ambient Mixed Reality Interfaces

Violet Yinuo Han, Hyunsung Cho, Kiyosu Maeda, Alexandra Ion, David Lindlbauer.

In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 7, Issue ISS, Article No. 436, pp 217–241

Best Paper Award at ISS'23

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Constraint-Driven Robotic Surfaces, at Human-Scale

Jesse T. Gonzalez, Juhi Kedia, Sapna Tayal, Sonia Prashant, Alexandra Ion, Scott E. Hudson.

In Proceedings of UIST ’23. San Francisco, CA. Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2023

Best Demo Award at UIST'23 (Jury's choice)

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Reprogrammable Digital Metamaterials for Interactive Devices

Yu Jiang, Shobhit Aggarwal, Zhipeng Li, Yuanchun Shi, Alexandra Ion.

In Proceedings of UIST ’23. San Francisco, CA. Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2023

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Parametric Haptics: Versatile Geometry-based Tactile Feedback Devices

Violet Yinuo Han, Abena Boadi-Agyemang, Yuyu Lin, David Lindlbauer, Alexandra Ion.

In Proceedings of UIST ’23. San Francisco, CA. Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2023

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MiuraKit: A Modular Hands-On Construction Kit For Pneumatic Shape-Changing And Robotic Interfaces

Zhitong Cui, Shuhong Wang, Junxian Li, Shijian Luo, Alexandra Ion.

In Proceedings of DIS ’23. Pittsburgh, PA. July 10 – 14, 2023

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Permeable Thermistor Temperature Sensors Based on Porous Melamine Foam

Hugo de Souza Oliveira, Niloofar Saeedzadeh Khaanghah, Violet Yinuo Han, Alejandro Carrasco-Pena, Alexandra Ion, Michael Haller, Giuseppe Cantarella, Niko Münzenrieder.

In IEEE Sensors Letters, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 1-4, Art no. 2500904, May 2023

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Reconfigurable Elastic Metamaterials

Willa Yunqi Yang, Yumeng Zhuang, Luke Darcy, Grace Liu, Alexandra Ion.

In Proceedings of UIST ’22. Bend, Oregon. Oct 29 – Nov 2, 2022

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Developable Metamaterials: Mass-fabricable Metamaterials by Laser-Cutting Elastic Structures

Madlaina Signer, Alexandra Ion, Olga Sorkine-Hornung.

In Proceedings of CHI ’21. Virtual conference (formerly Yokohama, Japan). May 8 – 13, 2021

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Shape Approximation by Developable Wrapping

Alexandra Ion, Michael Rabinovich, Philipp Herholz, Olga Sorkine-Hornung.

ACM Transactions on Graphics 39, 6. (In Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020. Virtual conference, December 4 – 13, 2020)

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Understanding Metamaterial Mechanisms

Alexandra Ion, David Lindlbauer, Philipp Herholz, Marc Alexa, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of CHI’19. Glasgow, UK, May 4 – 9, 2019

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TrussFormer: 3D Printing Large Kinetic Structures

Robert Kovacs, Alexandra Ion, Pedro Lopes, Tim Oesterreich, Johannes Filter, Philip Otto, Tobias Arndt, Nico Ring, Melvin Witte, Anton Synytsia, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of UIST’18. Berlin, Germany, October 14 – 17, 2018

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Metamaterial Textures

Alexandra Ion, Robert Kovacs, Oliver Schneider, Pedro Lopes, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of CHI’18. Montreal, Canada, April 21 – 26, 2018

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Adding Force Feedback to Mixed Reality Experiences and Games using Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Pedro Lopes, Sijing You, Alexandra Ion, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of CHI’18. Montreal, Canada, April 21 – 26, 2018

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Digital Mechanical Metamaterials

Alexandra Ion, Ludwig Wall, Robert Kovacs, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of CHI’17. Denver, CO, May 6 – 11, 2017

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Metamaterial Mechanisms

Alexandra Ion, Johannes Frohnhofen, Ludwig Wall, Robert Kovacs, Mirela Alistar, Jack Lindsay, Pedro Lopes, Hsiang-Ting Chen, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of UIST'16. Tokyo, Japan, October 16 – 19, 2016

Best Paper Honorable Mention (top 2%)

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Impacto: Simulating Physical Impact by Combining Tactile Stimulation with Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Pedro Lopes, Alexandra Ion, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of UIST’15. Charlotte, NC, November 8 – 11, 2015

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Skin drag displays: dragging a physical tactor across the user’s skin produces a stronger tactile stimulus than vibrotactile

Alexandra Ion, Edward Wang, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of CHI’15. Seoul, Korea, April 18 – 23, 2015

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Proprioceptive Interaction

Pedro Lopes, Alexandra Ion, Willi Mueller, Daniel Hoffmann, Patrik Jonell, Patrick Baudisch.

In Proceedings of CHI’15. Seuol, Korea, April 18 – 23, 2015

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Canyon: Providing location awareness of multiple moving objects in a detail view on large displays

Alexandra Ion, Yu-Ling Chang, Michael Haller, Mark Hancock, Stacey Scott.

In Proceedings of CHI’13. Paris, France, April 27 – May 2, 2013

Best Paper Honorable Mention (top 5%)

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