Autodesk Research Blog: Our Top Ten in Review

Celebrating our people, projects, papers, and more

Erin Arnold


We launched the Autodesk Research blog just over a year ago and in that time have shared content spanning our teams, our people, our work, and our events. As the year comes to an end, we want to share a sampling of our top ten blog posts from 2023 and prepare for even more great content in 2024.

Putting the “Smart” into the Dar Smart Bridge: Our three-part series on designing and printing a 5-meter smart bridge was one of our more engaging series of the year, and a great way to highlight the depth and breadth of this impressive project.

Igniting Imagination and Inspiring the Next Generation in STEM: Taking some time to reflect on the importance of what we do outside the office, Brandon Cramer’s piece on his work with the Make it Bridge student design challenge showed that Autodesk Research is more than what we accomplish in the lab.

Designing for the Next Pandemic: Our Research team explores possibilities and applies research on a variety of topics. This blog post shares how a team used generative design to help architectural researchers respond to and prepare for future pandemics.

Autodesk Research Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day: This first in our 3×3 video series celebrates three amazing women in our Research organization, as they answered three questions about what inspired them to pursue a career in engineering, advice they’d give to others considering such a career choice, and ideas they have for overcoming the gender gap in engineering.

Research Conversations with Stefanie Pender: Our Research Conversations series featured in-depth conversations with the people behind the research, sharing their inspiration, their key accomplishments, and what they like most about working at Autodesk.

Exploring Future Worlds and the Potential of our Digital Selves: This article shared the results of a summit that brought together Autodesk teams and external subject matter experts to explore how much more immersive and integrated digital worlds might become in our daily lives by 2028.

Unleashing Innovation: Autodesk Researchers at AU 2023: The Autodesk Research team elevated their presence at AU 2023, and we featured many articles on the blog about presentations and how to engage from home or while in Vegas.

Leveraging State-of-the-Art Generative AI Models in Autodesk Maya: This tutorial, published last April, shared tips for leveraging Generative AI to enhance artistic workflows.

Three Easy, Cost-Effective Ways to Run a Smarter Shop: Highlighting our video series with AMT, Smart(er) Shope features easy-to-implement and cost-effective solutions to manufacturing challenges, in about 10 minutes.

Recently Published by Autodesk Researchers: These articles highlight and promote the work done by our teams as they contribute to peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences around the world.

We look forward to bringing you more great content next year. In the meantime, have a happy holiday season!

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