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dc.description.abstractA system and method for controlling the surface and/or volume of a digital clay device is provided. One embodiment, among others, is a method comprising the following steps: determining a desired position of a skeleton structure portion residing in the digital clay device, determining a volumetric change of fluid residing in a bladder, the determined volumetric change corresponding to the determined desired position of the skeleton structure portion, opening a micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) valve so that the fluid flows through the MEMS valve thereby causing the determined volumetric change of the fluid, and adjusting a position of the skeleton structure portion corresponding to the desired position of the skeleton structure portion, the position adjustment caused by a force generated by the bladder on the skeleton structure portion when the volume of the bladder changes in response to the determined volumetric change.
dc.titleDigital Clay Apparatus And Method
dc.contributor.patentcreatorAllen, Mark
dc.contributor.patentcreatorBook, Wayne J.
dc.contributor.patentcreatorEbert-uphoff, Imme
dc.contributor.patentcreatorGlezer, Ari
dc.contributor.patentcreatorRosen, David W.
dc.contributor.patentcreatorRossignac, Jaroslaw R.
dc.description.assigneeGeorgia Tech Research Corporation

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