Monday, 5 August 2013

Lecture by Takeo Igarashi

Design Everything by Yourself: User Interfaces for Graphics, CAD Modeling, and Robots

Lecture by Takeo Igarashi
Date: 8/9, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Obuchi Lab, Room 416

In order to help people to design objects by themselves and to enrich their lives, Prof. Takeo Igarashi develops innovative interaction techniques and computer design tools for end-users. His design-interface research projects have aimed to: (1) create three-dimensional models and animations by making simple sketches; (2) design everyday objects such as clothing and furniture with real-time physical simulation integrated in a simple geometry editor; (3) design the behavior of personal robots and give instructions to them to satisfy needs of end-users.

Prof. Takeo Igarashi is a professor at the Computer Science Department at the University of Tokyo. He received PhD from Dept of Information Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 2000. His research interest lies in user interface in general and current focus is on interaction techniques for 3D graphics. He is known as the inventor of sketch-based modeling system called Teddy, and received The Significant New Researcher Award at SIGGRAPH 2006. He served as a director of JST ERATO Igarashi Design Interface Project in 2007-2013.