Autodesk Research is dedicated to innovation and discovery. Their interests range from methods to help users learn powerful digital prototyping tools, to visualization and simulation techniques which enable designers to achieve new levels of performance. Advancing the state of the art in human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and digital design technology, they collaborate openly with researchers at leading universities around the world including those related to bio-engineering.
There have been a few stories about 3D printing as it relates to human biology:
- Can Doctors 3D Print A Kidney?
- Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney (includes an interview with Luke M. who received a 3D printed kidney from his own cells)
- 3D printed organs from regenerative living cells
Project Cyborg is an Autodesk Research project for a cloud-based meta-platform of design tools for programming matter across domains and scales. Project Cyborg leverages Autodesk Cloud Computing in a web-based CAD shell for services such as modeling, simulation, and design optimization. Researchers, developers, students and citizen scientists can use Project Cyborg to advance their own projects and share their work with others and may even use Project Cyborg as a marketplace. (Buy one kidney, get one kidney free?) Project Cyborg allows users to create specialized design platforms specific for their domains, whatever their domains happen to be, from nanoparticle design to tissue engineering, to self-assembling human-scale manufacturing.
When it comes to biological engineering, Autodesk Research wants to learn if Project Cyborg fits like a glove? Scientists working on solutions like cancer killing robots could benefit from technologies that are part of Project Cyborg. Those who wish to work with Project Cyborg can contact Autodesk Research at [email protected].
Biology is alive in the lab.