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The actuated Workbench : 2D actuation in tabletop tangible interfaces

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dc.contributor.advisor Hiroshi Ishii. en_US
dc.contributor.author Pangaro, Gian Antonio, 1976- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-06-02T16:25:49Z
dc.date.available 2005-06-02T16:25:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/17620
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2003. en_US
dc.description Page 108 blank. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-107). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Actuated Workbench is a new actuation mechanism that uses magnetic forces to control the two-dimensional movement of physical objects on flat surfaces. This mechanism is intended for use with existing tabletop Tangible User Interfaces, providing computer-controlled movement of the physical objects on the table, and creating an additional feedback layer for Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Use of this actuation technique makes possible new kinds of physical interactions with tabletop interfaces, and allows the computer to maintain consistency between the physical and digital states of data objects in the interface. This thesis focuses on the design and implementation of the actuation mechanism as an enabling technology, introduces new techniques for motion control, and discusses practical and theoretical implications of computer-controlled movement of physical objects in tabletop tangible interfaces. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Gian Antonio Pangaro. en_US
dc.format.extent 108 p. en_US
dc.format.extent 4429833 bytes
dc.format.extent 4448837 bytes
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.title The actuated Workbench : 2D actuation in tabletop tangible interfaces en_US
dc.title.alternative Actuated Workbench : two-dimensional actuation in tabletop tangible interfaces en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 54698735 en_US


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