From Kinematics to Shape: An Approach to Innovative Design

Leo Joskowicz, Sanjaya Addanki

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Abstract

We address the problem of designing the shape of solid objects to satisfy a given set of functional specifications. In particular, we show how to design elementary components of mechanical devices (kinematic pairs) from a description of their desired behavior and a set of constraints. This is done using a backtracking algorithm that modifies (or creates) object shapes by adding and deleting line and arc segments to the objects' contours. These modifications are guided by the configuration space description of the desired behavior. The algorithm is extended to handle both qualitative and causal descriptions of desired behaviors. This work is based on the theory of shape and kinematics developed in [Joskowicz, 1988].

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 1988
PublisherAAAI Press
Pages347-352
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0262510553, 9780262510554
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
Event7th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 1988 - St. Paul, United States
Duration: 21 Aug 198826 Aug 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 1988

Conference

Conference7th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 1988
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Paul
Period21/08/8826/08/88

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