Here are a few photos taken during the Haptics Class Project Demonstrations on May 3, 2011.
A Haptic Interface for Fishing TrainingOne important application of haptic devices is to build a haptic interface in simulation so users can interact with virtual objects in virtual environments. This project implements a haptic interface for fishing training using a 3D haptic device, the Novint Falcon. The interface simulates the force sensation during fishing. In the interface, the user is able to move the rod in 3D space. The virtual objects are modeled as dynamic objects which have attributes of mass and stiffness. The pose of the virtual object can be updated by computing forces applied to the contact point on the object. The program was implemented using CHAI 3D, an open source C++ API for computer haptics, visualization and interactive real-time simulation. More information about this project is available