Students from Haptics, Kinematics/Dynamics, and Modern Biomedical Technologies demonstrated their projects, April 25, 2014.
Improving Contact Realism through Multi-Modal Haptic Feedback|
Tapping or dragging on surfaces by using the traditional approach of proportional feedback does not provide the user with a realistic sense of how that object should feel. Research has been done that creates a more realistic feedback model by incorporating event based high frequency transient force feedback. Our method for generating user feedback will combine tapping and dragging to provide the haptic user with a multi-modal method of interacting with the virtual environment. This work provides relevant research that illustrates the need for algorithms which provide multi-dimensional immersive contact realism for haptic users.