Sensing distant objects by tele-haptic interface

K. Tanimichi, K. Suzuki, P. Hartono, S. Hashimoto

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    In this research we have developed a tele-haptic interface equipped with a tactile sensor device and a tactile display device that is able to reconstruct the roughness of a material's surface sensed by the tactile sensor. The tactile display device can be attached to a user hand, while the tactile sensor device is placed on top of a material located in a distant location. A user can horizontally move the display device. This action will be mimicked by the tactile sensor device, consequently causing the tactile sensor device to "rub" the material and transfers the information of the material's roughness to be reconstructed by the tactile display device. The interface will enable a user to actively sense a material in a distant location.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)0780377591
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2003 - Kobe, Japan
    Duration: 2003 Jul 202003 Jul 24


    Other2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2003


    • Arm
    • Displays
    • Force control
    • Force measurement
    • Force sensors
    • Imaging phantoms
    • Rough surfaces
    • Surface roughness
    • Tactile sensors
    • Torque measurement

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Software


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