Welcome to the Mixed Initiative Design Lab (MIDL, pronounced "middle") in the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. We develop novel computational frameworks for the representation, presentation, and manipulation of information pertaining to the design of digital and physical artifacts. Our research is positioned at the intersection of computer-aided product design, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. Our overarching goal is to augment human expression and creativity in product, industrial, and engineering design.
Paper on topologically interlocked tiles published in Computer & Graphics Journal (Shape Modeling Interactional Conference 2020).
Paper on woven space-filling shapes published in the Graphics Interface 2020 conference.
Paper on computer assisted mind-mapping published in the Graphics Interface 2020 conference.
MIDL student Sai Ganesh Subramanian featured in the ACM SIGGRAPH blog!
MIDL research featured in TAMU Engineering News!
Paper on haptics based 3D sketching published in the ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering.
Paper on Delaunay Lofts presented at the SMI 2019 conference.
Bi-Axial Woven Tiles: Interlocking Space-Filling Shapes Based on Symmetries of Bi-Axial Weaving Patterns (Graphics Interface 2020)
Generalized Abeille Tiles: Topologically Interlocked Space-Filling Shapes Generated Based on Fabric Symmetries (Computers & Graphics - Special Issue on SMI 2020)