Human Robot Interaction

Augmented Reality Environment for Making Interactive Kinetic Artifact


With the increase of fabrication machine performance and technique, people try to create more diverse and sophisticated artifacts. One kind of artifact commonly made by people is an interactive kinetic artifact that reacts to external environments with kinetic mechanisms, actuators, and sensors. Many STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education programs attempt to train computational thinking and abilities through the design and making such a kind of interactive kinetic artifact. Also, designers implement their idea using kinetic and electronic components. However, prototyping workflow is disconnected because of the gap between digital and physical environment. It makes difficult to design and make the interactive kinetic artifact. In this presentation, I will present the role and possibility of an augmented reality environment to support the making of the interactive kinetic artifact. And then, I will discuss how to co-work with artificial intelligence in the augmented reality environment.


Yunwoo Jeong is a Ph.D. Candidate in the industrial design department at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He received BSc and MSc industrial design from KAIST. He is interested in the development of an augmented reality environment for iterative and computational prototyping process of an interactive kinetic artifact.