Enchanted scissors: A scissor interface for support in cutting and interactive fabrication

Mayu M. Yamashita, Junichi Yamaoka, Yasuaki Kakehi

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Abstract

We present an approach to support basic and complex cutting processes through an interactive fabrication experience [Willis et al. 2011]. Our system, enchanted scissors, is a digitally controlled pair of scissors (Figure 1). It restricts areas that can be cut while requiring the user's exertion of force and decision to execute each cut. Therefore, unlike a completely digitalized cutting device, the user can freely apply improvisations within the permitted areas in real-time. A pair of scissors is a common tool seen and used in everyday life; the user can instantly recognize its operation method. It has varieties of usage from opening a letter to creating a complicated paper craft. While using scissors, it is common to cut unintended parts or difficult to control the blades for cutting intricate details. enchanted scissors prevents these errors in advance by using two switchable programs to restrict the areas that can be cut. Both programs provide real-time feedback to the user during the cutting process as regular scissors would. This allows a comfortable connection of the user's physical input and the output implemented by the device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 21
EventACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH 2013 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Jul 212013 Jul 25

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2013

Other

OtherACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period13/7/2113/7/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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