I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 with Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science. My academic interests include Computer Graphics, Animation, Game Programming and Robotics. The following are some projects I have worked on under the guidance of my advisor, Nancy Pollard.

Sticky Finger Manipulation of Virtual Cloth

Prior to my Master work, I experimented with the direct manipulation of virtual cloth via “sticky fingers”, a multi-touch interaction technique that was coined to describe the direct positional control of multiple entities (cloth particles in this case). The videos below demonstrate how the resulting multi-touch interface could be used to intuitively pinch, drape and tear up some virtual cloth:

Dexterous Telemanipulation With a Multi-Touch Interface

Ken Toh | Shan Huang | Joy Lin | Maria Bajzek | Garth Zeglin | Nancy S. Pollard

Presented at the 2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Osaka

In my Master year, we extended the concept of “sticky finger control” to robotic teleoperation. By mapping the trajectories of a user’s fingertips directly to those of a robot hand, one would be able to intuitively manipulate the hand to achieve highly dexterous motions such as grasping, dragging, reorienting, rolling, and smoothing.

Dexterous Telemanipulation with a Multi-Touch Interface