KATSUMOTOY
Research

Current Projects

Boundaries (2020-)

boundaries

Kinetic arts that illustrate the unpleasant changes in human and society. (working in progress).

Read More | Publication in SIGGRAPH 2020


Robotype (2016-)

robotype

Kinetic typographies that represent the trajectory of letters.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, 2017 & SIGGRAPH 2018





Past Projects

Amagatana / 雨刀 (2006-2010)

Amagatana

An umbrella for enjoying a blissful walk after a rain.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in MM 2007 & SIGGRAPH Asia 2008


Ninja Track (2011-2013) & Spinouts (2014-2016)

Ninja Track

A physical structure for gadgets variable in shape and flexibility.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 & TEI 2013


Catapy (2011-2012 & 2015)

Catapy

A toy car that provides the fun of chasing.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in ACE 2011


Asibo (2012)

Asibo

An expression device that shifts its behavior in accordance with the switching frequency and timing of the solenoid.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in SIGGRAPH Asia 2012


Notori (2013)

Notori

A play kit that can revive a worn-out Smartphone.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in SIGGRAPH Asia 2013


Dancer-in-a-Box (2013-2014)

Dancer-in-a-Box

A project to create a self-propelled cardboard box without an external drive system.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in SIGGRAPH Asia 2014


Bump Ahead (2015)

Bump Ahead

An easy-to-design haptic surface using magnet array.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in SIGGRAPH Asia 2015


Bottomless Joystick (2016-2018)

Bottomless Joystick

A mid-air interaction device which produces the maneuvering feeling of a conventional joystick in the air.

Read More | Play Video | Publication in SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 & SIGGRAPH 2017





Old Projects (2004-2009)

BRGM, Kodou, The book of light, InScene & Nozoki-Hana