System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams

August 17, 2015By Domenico Di SienaBiodesign, Robotics No Comments

Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which “features” of the data to analyze usually requires some human intuition. In a database containing, say, the beginning and end dates of various sales promotions and weekly profits, the crucial data may not be the dates themselves … Read More

Silk Pavilion

September 5, 2014By Alessandro CarabiniBiodesign No Comments

The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales. The primary structure was created of 26 polygonal panels made of silk threads laid down by a CNC (Computer-Numerically Controlled) machine. Inspired by the silkworm’s ability to generate a 3D cocoon out of a single multi-property silk thread (1km … Read More