Benjamin Hepp

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We present a novel optimization-based algorithm for the design and fabrication of customized, deformable input devices, capable of continuously sensing their deformation. We propose to embed piezoresistive sensing elements into flexible 3D printed objects. These sensing elements are then utilized to recover rich and natural user interactions at runtime.(More)
We present a tracking system based on ultra-wideband (UWB) radio tranceivers mounted on a robot and a target. In comparison to typical UWB localization systems with fixed UWB tranceivers in the environment we only require instrumentation of the target with a single UWB tranceiver. Our system works in GPS-denied environments and does not suffer from(More)
The probability distribution describing the state of a Stochastic Reaction Network (SRN) evolves according to the Chemical Master Equation (CME). It is common to estimate its solution using Monte Carlo methods such as the Stochastic Simulation Algorithm (SSA). In many cases, these simulations can take an impractical amount of computational time. Therefore,(More)
In this paper we propose a computational design tool that allows end-users to create advanced quadrotor trajectories with a variety of application scenarios in mind. Our algorithm allows novice users to create quadrotor based use-cases without requiring deep knowledge in either quadrotor control or the underlying constraints of the target domain. To achieve(More)
Intracellular oscillators entrain to periodic signals by adjusting their phase and frequency. However, the low copy numbers of key molecular players make the dynamics of these oscillators intrinsically noisy, disrupting their oscillatory activity and entrainment response. Here, we use a combination of computational methods and experimental observations to(More)
Fig. 1. We propose an end-to-end system for 3D reconstruction of building-scale scenes with commercially available quadrotors. (A) A user defines the region of interest (green) on a map-based interface and specifies a pattern of viewpoints (orangef), flown at a safe altitude. (B) The pattern is traversed and the captured images are processed resulting in an(More)
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