Human-Machine Virtuosity

This project-oriented course explores the duality between hand and machine through the practical development of innovative design and fabrication systems.

Course Number: 16-455/48-530

Human dexterous skill embodies a wealth of physical understanding which complements computer-based design and machine fabrication. This project-oriented course explores the duality between hand and machine through the practical development of innovative design and fabrication systems. These systems fluidly combine the expressivity and intuition of physical tools with the scalability and precision of the digital realm. Students will develop novel hybrid design and production workflows combining analog and digital processes to support the design and fabrication of their chosen projects. Specific skills covered include 3D scanning, 3D modeling (CAD), 3D printing (additive manufacturing), computer based sensing, and human-robot interaction design. Areas of interest include architecture, art, and product design.

Spring 2015 instructors: Garth Zeglin and Joshua Bard

Spring 2015 course website: Human-Machine Virtuosity


Course Type: Studio Course
Offered By: Architecture, Robotics Institute
Program: Intelligent Environments, Physical Computing

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