Autodesk Research

Exploring the new possible

Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. At Autodesk Research, we advance this mission by exploring new possibilities where others see roadblocks. With a diverse team of scientists and industry experts, we conduct industrial research that helps customers design and make a better world for all.

Explore. Prepare. Lead.

We don’t just explore solutions for emerging design and make challenges, we prepare innovators to be leaders in overcoming them. We focus on technologies and capabilities that enable customers to achieve possibilities and potential sooner.

Designing the future, together

We partner with industry leaders from around the world who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of research to unlock the highest levels of innovation.

“We worked with staff from Autodesk Research to evaluate ideas for our UMV prototypes using generative design. This helped to inform our decision on a mechanical design direction. Autodesk Research has been an important partner since the early days of New Horizons Studio, and I’m grateful for our partnership.”

John Suh

Founding Director, New Horizons Studio, Hyundai

“From the synergy of commercial software applications to the cutting-edge research and development efforts, Autodesk is enabling us to solve the future of housing by combining design, technology, and practical applications of software.”

Larry Pace

CEO, Factory_OS

Research Areas

Backed by a world-class engineering team, Autodesk Research systematically explores new technologies and innovations through six research domains:

Stay ahead of the curve

Check out the latest research insights and trends from Autodesk Research



Can a robot design and build its own infrastructure?

Exploring the design process for 3D printing a 5m bridge.



How the Construction Industry can Operate Sustainably: A New Way to Reduce Waste

Autodesk Research hosts a panel discussion: “Looking Towards a Sustainable Future – Reducing and Recycling Construction Waste.”



General Electric Collaboration Targets Jet Engine Efficiency with Generative Design

How Autodesk technologies and researchers are helping General Electric design more efficient jet engines.



Missed AU 2022? Watch these sessions from Autodesk Research

Check out the Autodesk Research panels and presentations from Autodesk University

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