The broad availability of 3D-printing enables end-users to rapidly fabricate personalized objects. While the actual manufacturing process is largely automated, users still need knowledge of complex design applications to not only produce ready-designed objects, but also adapt them to their needs or even design new objects from scratch.
In this project, we explore an AI-powered system that assists users in creating 3D objects for digital fabrication. For this, we use natural language processing (NLP) to enable users to describe objects using their natural language (e.g., “A green rectangular box.”). In this micro project, we conduct a Wizard-of-Oz study to elicit the requirements for such a system. The task of the participants is to recreate a given object using a spoken description with iterative refinements.
This Humane-AI-Net micro-project is performed by Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Contact: Florian Müller) and the University of Bari (Contact: Giuseppe Desolda) as an external partner.
The project is currently in progress. The results will be published here after completion of the project.