Haptics device creates realistic virtual textures

Technology has allowed us to immerse ourselves in a world of sights and sounds from the comfort of our home, but there’s something missing: touch. Tactile sensation is an incredibly important part of how humans perceive their reality. Haptics or devices that can produce extremely specific vibrations that can mimic the sensation of touch are Read more about Haptics device creates realistic virtual textures[…]

Internet of Skills enabling real-time transmission of haptic sensation

In the future, human skills will be digitalised and democratised via the Internet of Skills: a future internet that will enable you to use robot technology and haptic feedback to transfer expertise in real time, no matter where you are, and no matter where the problem to be solved is. For example, imagine a highly Read more about Internet of Skills enabling real-time transmission of haptic sensation[…]

Haptic fingertip sensitivity for robots

In a paper published on February 23, 2022 in Nature Machine Intelligence, a team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) introduce a robust soft haptic sensor named “Insight” that uses computer vision and a deep neural network to accurately estimate where objects come into contact with the sensor and how large the applied Read more about Haptic fingertip sensitivity for robots[…]

Haptic feedback for custom fabricated multichannel bimodal soft robotic armband

Typing on a keyboard, pressing buttons on a remote control or braiding a child’s hair has remained elusive for prosthetic hand users. With current myoelectric prosthetic hands, users can only control one grasp function at a time even though modern artificial hands are mechanically capable of individual control of all five digits. A first-of-its-kind study Read more about Haptic feedback for custom fabricated multichannel bimodal soft robotic armband[…]

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Haptic human-machine interaction improve robots with a human sense of touch

How can humans instantly estimate the slipperiness of a surface and adjust their gripping, for instance when picking up a wet glass? Researchers from Delft University of Technology have, together with French and Australian colleagues, demonstrated that a (radial) strain of the skin of the fingertip is involved in the perception of slipperiness during initial Read more about Haptic human-machine interaction improve robots with a human sense of touch[…]

Information conveyed through haptic feedback has advantages as it can alert users privately

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 Information conveyed through haptic feedback has advantages as it can alert users privately[…]

Touch-and-know with haptic feedback

Have you ever wondered whether the brains of right-handed people work differently from those of left-handers? Is it possible to distinguish between them by observing their brain activity in response to stimuli or tasks? These are important questions from the perspectives of both basic sciences and application-based fields such as brain-computer interfaces, rehabilitation robotics, and Read more about Touch-and-know with haptic feedback[…]

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[…]