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Haptic Percetual effects Investigation and Harnessing

The object of haptic interfaces is to associate voluntary motions with mechanical perception in a controlled and programmable manner. These two sides of interaction can hardly be dissociated. A number of perceptual effects have been described in this context, and some newer ones have been discovered by the investigators. It is key to the development of haptic interfaces to be sensitive to the existence of these effects, during the design of devices, of rendering techniques, and of applications. We endavor to quantify a selected subset of these effects on the basis of their potential to facilitate the engineering of haptic interfaces.

G. Robles, V. Hayward

Annual Report

Mon Jun 26 21:22:20 GMT 2000