Morphing design for socially interactive autonomous car by multi-material 3D-printing

Soya Eguchi, Ryohei Yuasa, Ryoma Takamori, Hiroya Tanaka

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

An autonomous car, also known as a robot car, self-driving car, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving with little or no human control. In most cases today, a driver can switch “driving mode” of his/her car between manual and autonomous. However, while the mode can be smartly changed, it is not able to show the current driving mode to nearby pedestrians. This might become a source of anxieties for many ordinary people living in the era of autonomous car. To overcome this issue, we propose to create a car with new expressive functions, and make it communicable and interactive. Unlike conventional approaches which use displays and LEDs, our approach is to develop 3D shape-transforming, morphable body of a car by using multi-material 3D-printing. Our first trial with printed soft membranes was successful in representing three different modes of a car seamlessly. In this paper, we introduce our concept, core technologies and implementations, and discuss further possibilities and future works.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359719
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 2
Event2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2019 May 42019 May 9

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period19/5/419/5/9

Fingerprint

Printing
Railroad cars
Light emitting diodes
Display devices
Switches
Robots
Membranes

Keywords

  • 3d printing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Autonomous Car
  • Morphing Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

Cite this

Eguchi, S., Yuasa, R., Takamori, R., & Tanaka, H. (2019). Morphing design for socially interactive autonomous car by multi-material 3D-printing. In CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [3312939] (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312939

Morphing design for socially interactive autonomous car by multi-material 3D-printing. / Eguchi, Soya; Yuasa, Ryohei; Takamori, Ryoma; Tanaka, Hiroya.

CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2019. 3312939 (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Eguchi, S, Yuasa, R, Takamori, R & Tanaka, H 2019, Morphing design for socially interactive autonomous car by multi-material 3D-printing. in CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems., 3312939, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Association for Computing Machinery, 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 19/5/4. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312939
Eguchi S, Yuasa R, Takamori R, Tanaka H. Morphing design for socially interactive autonomous car by multi-material 3D-printing. In CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery. 2019. 3312939. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312939
Eguchi, Soya ; Yuasa, Ryohei ; Takamori, Ryoma ; Tanaka, Hiroya. / Morphing design for socially interactive autonomous car by multi-material 3D-printing. CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, 2019. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).
@inproceedings{8672f110bb044d0d881ab547fb0093d9,
title = "Morphing design for socially interactive autonomous car by multi-material 3D-printing",
abstract = "An autonomous car, also known as a robot car, self-driving car, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving with little or no human control. In most cases today, a driver can switch “driving mode” of his/her car between manual and autonomous. However, while the mode can be smartly changed, it is not able to show the current driving mode to nearby pedestrians. This might become a source of anxieties for many ordinary people living in the era of autonomous car. To overcome this issue, we propose to create a car with new expressive functions, and make it communicable and interactive. Unlike conventional approaches which use displays and LEDs, our approach is to develop 3D shape-transforming, morphable body of a car by using multi-material 3D-printing. Our first trial with printed soft membranes was successful in representing three different modes of a car seamlessly. In this paper, we introduce our concept, core technologies and implementations, and discuss further possibilities and future works.",
keywords = "3d printing, Additive Manufacturing, Autonomous Car, Morphing Design",
author = "Soya Eguchi and Ryohei Yuasa and Ryoma Takamori and Hiroya Tanaka",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1145/3290607.3312939",
language = "English",
series = "Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings",
publisher = "Association for Computing Machinery",
booktitle = "CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Morphing design for socially interactive autonomous car by multi-material 3D-printing

AU - Eguchi, Soya

AU - Yuasa, Ryohei

AU - Takamori, Ryoma

AU - Tanaka, Hiroya

PY - 2019/5/2

Y1 - 2019/5/2

N2 - An autonomous car, also known as a robot car, self-driving car, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving with little or no human control. In most cases today, a driver can switch “driving mode” of his/her car between manual and autonomous. However, while the mode can be smartly changed, it is not able to show the current driving mode to nearby pedestrians. This might become a source of anxieties for many ordinary people living in the era of autonomous car. To overcome this issue, we propose to create a car with new expressive functions, and make it communicable and interactive. Unlike conventional approaches which use displays and LEDs, our approach is to develop 3D shape-transforming, morphable body of a car by using multi-material 3D-printing. Our first trial with printed soft membranes was successful in representing three different modes of a car seamlessly. In this paper, we introduce our concept, core technologies and implementations, and discuss further possibilities and future works.

AB - An autonomous car, also known as a robot car, self-driving car, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and moving with little or no human control. In most cases today, a driver can switch “driving mode” of his/her car between manual and autonomous. However, while the mode can be smartly changed, it is not able to show the current driving mode to nearby pedestrians. This might become a source of anxieties for many ordinary people living in the era of autonomous car. To overcome this issue, we propose to create a car with new expressive functions, and make it communicable and interactive. Unlike conventional approaches which use displays and LEDs, our approach is to develop 3D shape-transforming, morphable body of a car by using multi-material 3D-printing. Our first trial with printed soft membranes was successful in representing three different modes of a car seamlessly. In this paper, we introduce our concept, core technologies and implementations, and discuss further possibilities and future works.

KW - 3d printing

KW - Additive Manufacturing

KW - Autonomous Car

KW - Morphing Design

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85067299637&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85067299637&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1145/3290607.3312939

DO - 10.1145/3290607.3312939

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:85067299637

T3 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

BT - CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

PB - Association for Computing Machinery

ER -