6G technology will bring haptic internet, mobile edge computing and holographic communications

Imagine you’re a fisherman living by a lake with a rowboat. Every day, you row out on the calm waters and life is good. But then your family grows, and you need more fish, so you go to the nearby river. Then, you realize you go farther and faster on the river. You can’t take Read more about 6G technology will bring haptic internet, mobile edge computing and holographic communications[…]

New mediums of communication using haptic technology

With the importance of non-contact environments growing due to COVID-19, tactile electronic devices using haptic technology are gaining traction as new mediums of communication. Haptic technology is being applied in a wide array of fields such as robotics or interactive displays, haptic gloves are being used for augmented information communication technology. Efficient piezoelectric materials that Read more about New mediums of communication using haptic technology[…]

A new law of physics opens the door to creating more reliable and functional haptic and robotic devices

Although robotic devices are used in everything from assembly lines to medicine, engineers have a hard time accounting for the friction that occurs when those robots grip objects – particularly in wet environments. Researchers have now discovered a new law of physics that accounts for this type of friction, which should advance a wide range Read more about A new law of physics opens the door to creating more reliable and functional haptic and robotic devices[…]

Haptic technology empowered by LED light signals

A Korean research team succeeded in developing a technology generating various vibration using LED light signals. The technology allows various tactile sensations by area and reduction in size by considerably lowering the cost of light source, and these are expected to be applied to many industries including automobile and electronics. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Read more about Haptic technology empowered by LED light signals[…]

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A new affordable and accessible haptic force feedback for human-computer interfaces

Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. That is the vision that researchers from the University of Bristol have turned into reality, creating a lightweight, affordable and simple solution for everyday users. While multiple robotic arm devices already exist, most are heavy, expensive Read more about A new affordable and accessible haptic force feedback for human-computer interfaces[…]

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Use of forecasting haptic feedback to overcome distance limit in human-to-machine applications

A Tactile Internet is potentially the next phase of the Internet of Things, in which humans can touch and interact with remote or virtual objects while experiencing realistic haptic feedback. A team of researchers led by Elaine Wong at the University of Melbourne, Australia, developed a method for enhancing haptic feedback experiences in human-to-machine applications Read more about Use of forecasting haptic feedback to overcome distance limit in human-to-machine applications[…]

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Haptic technology as non-contact technology to fight against Covid-19

With the importance of non-contact environments growing due to COVID-19, tactile electronic devices using haptic technology are gaining traction as new mediums of communication. Haptic technology is being applied in a wide array of fields such as robotics or interactive displays. haptic gloves are being used for augmented information communication technology. Efficient piezoelectric materials that Read more about Haptic technology as non-contact technology to fight against Covid-19[…]

New haptics technologies for telemanipulation

Researchers at UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Irvine and San Diego State University have been awarded a $1.2 million UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) grant to develop an advanced class of mobile telemanipulation robots. These easy-to-operate, low-cost robots called UC Iris will be used to grasp objects, open doors and perform other tasks Read more about New haptics technologies for telemanipulation[…]

Haptic distractions on haptic feedback perception

We are constantly surrounded by sounds and vibrations in our environment, such as a ringing phone or a buzzing smart device like a wearable activity tracker. While such notifications from personal devices are an efficient way of alerting users to an incoming call or email, do they also distract users from what they are currently Read more about Haptic distractions on haptic feedback perception[…]

New findings for improvement haptic feedback systems

Human fingerprints have a self-regulating moisture mechanism that not only helps us to avoid dropping our smartphone, but could help scientists to develop better prosthetic limbs, robotic equipment and virtual reality environments, a new study reveals. Primates – including humans, monkeys and apes – have evolved epidermal ridges on their hands and feet with a Read more about New findings for improvement haptic feedback systems[…]

Haptic training to be super skilled

In JST Strategic Basic Research Programs, Drs. Masato Hirano and Shinichi Furuya, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., discovered a training method to further improve the delicate touch of pianists. Experts such as pianists, athletes and surgeons acquire advanced skills through tremendous amounts of practice. It is difficult to further improve upon these skills, and the Read more about Haptic training to be super skilled[…]