Automated critique of sketched mechanisms

Jon Wetzel, Kenneth D. Forbus

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Abstract

Designers often use a series of sketches to explain how their design goes through different states or modes to achieve its intended function. Learning how to create such explanations turns out to be a difficult problem for engineering students. An automated "crash test dummy" to let students practice explanations would be desirable. This paper describes how to carry out a core piece of the reasoning needed in such system. We show how an open-domain sketch understanding system can be used to enter many aspects of such explanations, and how qualitative mechanics can be used to check the plausibility of the intended state transitions. The system is evaluated using a corpus of sketches based on designs from an engineering school design & communications course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI-09
Pages185-190
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI-09 - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2009Jul 16 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 21st Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI-09

Other

Other21st Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI-09
CountryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period7/14/097/16/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Wetzel, J., & Forbus, K. D. (2009). Automated critique of sketched mechanisms. In Proceedings of the 21st Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI-09 (pp. 185-190). (Proceedings of the 21st Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, IAAI-09).