This poster was prepared as a gift to Ken Waldron on his 70th birthday and given to him at a conference organized in his honor. Anuj Taneja generated the SolidWorks model in 2006 from the original drawings of the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle. I recently found the electronic files and Kaustubh Sonawale generated the four-view drawing. The ASV is an important feat of engineering and the stories shared by those who worked on it were wonderful.
This is a video montage of kinetic sculptures by Arthur Ganson that were on display at MIT. You can see more at his website at the link: arthurganson.com
Brendan Smith designed this six-bar linkage to guide a big-screen TV from a horizontal position hidden in the ceiling into a vertical position for convenient viewing.
This is an example of a shape-morphing linkage resulting from the research collaboration James Schmiedeler and Andrew Murray. This is an old design dating to when James was a Professor at Ohio State University. He is now at Notre Dame. Andrew Murray is a Professor at the University of Dayton.
In this Freudenstein Memorial Lecture, Bernard Roth presents an overview of the work at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, known as the d.School. Pierre Larochelle, one of my former students, has a cameo at the beginning.
MillenWorks will show their LUV (Light Utility Vehicle) at the the 2011 Energy Invitational at Willow Springs Motorsports Park on March 30, 2011. It has a unique all wheel drive parallel hybrid powertrain for reduced fuel consumption and silent watch capability with extensive on-board power.
Toyota will demonstrate their Advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle at the Energy Invitational at Willow Springs on March 30, 2011.
They will also demonstrate their Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
This video shows a kinetic sculpture of a horse by the artist Francois Hameury.
His website is http://hameury.sculptures.pagesperso-orange.fr/index.htm
This is a video on Yahoo! that shows the movement of the Convertible Hard Top of the Peugeot 407. The two side rails fold out from the back, and provide guides for the glass panels that move out to become the top.