Geometric and Spatial Reasoning
Our philosophy towards digital design and manufacturing requires computational design tools to be reimagined to meet the complexity of modern manufacturing. At PARC, we’re building the next generation of computer-aided design (CAD) tools that will allow detailed representation of shapes at multiple levels with varying material properties. Examples include periodic and unordered lattice structures, bones, and functionally graded material structures. By using these novel representations, physical analysis requiring numerical computation over these complex shapes is made possible.
We also specialize in automated reasoning and spatial planning to determine manufacturability, create process plans for machining, additive manufacturing, as well as new and emerging processes combining additive and subtractive manufacturing. Our expertise in geometric representations extends to creating novel user interfaces for human designers to interactively visualize, interrogate and annotate designs on web-based front ends.
Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.
We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for Commercialization.
PARC scientists and staffers are active members and contributors to the science and technology communities.