The word haptic, from the Greek: ἁπτικός (haptikos), means “pertaining to the sense of touch” and comes from the Greek verb ἅπτεσθαι haptesthai, meaning “to contact” or “to touch”.

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Haptic technology will be more remarkable than any breakthrough in the past technology

Haptic technology will change the way we live and interact with technology in the future. As mobile devices to act more like an extension of our body, so that the connected smart devices will act as an extension of our environments, allowing us to control the world around us in a unimaginable way.

Quantum secret sharing

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many parties. The team created an 11-dimensional ...
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150 million euros will support investments in established innovative enterprises in 5G technology

TIM, through its company dedicated to Corporate Venture Capital TIM Ventures, signed an agreement with United Ventures, an independent venture capital manager specialised in investments in digital technologies founded by Paolo Gesess and Massimiliano Magrini, ...
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Research defines three new pathways for organisations to manage digital transformation

New research from Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at City’s Business School has outlined three new approaches that digital innovators can take to reduce the risk of failure and seize competitive ...
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CALL for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

European Commission is launching a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of ...
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Thermophone technology as potential applications for haptic feedback systems

Scientists have pioneered a new technique to produce arrays of sound produced entirely by heat. The team of researchers from the Centre for Metamaterial Research and Innovation at the University ...
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Optimal precision in human-robot interactions via haptic guidance

Popular entertainment often portrays robots as the perfect best friend, from Bender in the cartoon Futurama to the mighty Transformers. These close friendships don’t exist off-screen yet, but humans and ...
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Is there sufficient and whether all possible accident scenarios have been considered for autonomous driving

The future has already arrived. (Partially) autonomous cars are already on our roads today with automated systems such as braking or lane departure warning systems. As a central vehicle component, ...
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A new smart technology that can help utility companies better serve communities

In a new study, researchers from Texas A&M University and industry have designed a smart technology that can help utility companies better serve communities affected by blackouts. The researchers said ...
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Making ultrafast lasers more accessible

University of Rochester researchers are setting a new standard when it comes to producing ultrafast laser pulses over a broader range of wavelengths than traditional laser sources. In work published ...
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Science fiction authors can help predict future consumer patterns

Science fiction authors foresaw augmented reality video games, the rise of social media and trends of hyper-consumption, and can help predict future consumer patterns. New research in the Journal of Consumer ...
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System to protect EU businesses from unfair trade competition

The European Union is committed to free trade. However, if European industries suffer as a result of unfair practices by non-EU countries, such as dumping and subsidised imports, the EU ...
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Renewable energy transition makes sense

Making the transition to a renewable energy future will have environmental and long-term economic benefits and is possible in terms of energy return on energy invested (EROI), UNSW Sydney researchers ...
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