Immersive Kinematics is a Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania directed by professors Simon Kim and Mark Yim. This group is a collaboration between Penn Engineering and Penn Design and expands the roles of architecture and engineering focusing on integrating robotics, interaction, and embedded intelligence in our buildings, cities, and cultures. The group offers a class teaming architecture and engineering students in mechatronic projects.
Architectural Design is more than a collection of static parts describing a singular human occupation; Engineering Design is more than the pursuit of minimum and maximum efficiency and constraint-satisfaction. This is the experimental platform in which architects and engineers remake the physical manifestation of intelligence, haptics, and interaction in the design of objects, homes, and communities.