Interactive Design of Modular Tensegrity Characters

  title={Interactive Design of Modular Tensegrity Characters},
  author={Damien Gauge and Stelian Coros and Sandro Mani and Bernhard Thomaszewski},
  booktitle={Symposium on Computer Animation},
We present a computational design tool for creating physical characters using tensegrities --- networks of rigid and elastic elements that are in static equilibrium. Whereas the task of designing general tensegrities is very difficult to automate, we show that a modular design paradigm allows users of our system to intuitively build intricate structures that approximate the shape of complex characters. The underlying concept exploited by our method is that simple tensegrities can be used as… CONTINUE READING