Evan is a Senior Research Engineer for the Autodesk Robotics Lab, tasked with exploring technologies, trends, and stories that will impact the future of automation. He is currently focused on prototyping and developing intuitive methods for controlling automated systems. As an example, he and his fellow researchers recently released Mimic, a free, open-source plugin for Autodesk Maya that provides an animation-based workflow for programming industrial robots. Evan received both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been with Autodesk ever since. Evan is also a filmmaker. His debut short film, Artoo In Love, was the runner up for 3D World’s CG Awards, in the best VFX Short category, and was screened in numerous film festivals and at Industrial Light and Magic. The film was also featured by many online publications, including TIME, Mashable, and Huffington Post.
Ben Lafreniere, Tovi Grossman, Fraser Anderson, Justin Matejka, Heather Kerrick, Danil Nagy, Lauren Vasey, Evan Atherton, Nick Beirne, Marcelo Coelho, Nicholas Cote, Steven Li, Andy Nogueira, Long Nguyen, Tobias Schwinn, James Stoddart, David Thomasson, Ray Wang, Thomas White, David Benjamin, Maurice Conti, Achim Menges, George Fitzmaurice (2016)Crowdsourced Fabrication
UIST 2016 Conference proceedings:
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology
San Francisco, CA 94111