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World Haptics Conference (2005)
Pisa, Italy
Mar. 18, 2005 to Mar. 20, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2310-2
pp: 649-650
K. Moustakas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
G. Nikolakis , Informatics and Telematics Institute
D. Koutsonanos , Informatics and Telematics Institute
D. Tzovaras , Informatics and Telematics Institute
M. G. Strintzis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Informatics and Telematics Institute
The present paper proposes an efficient collision detection algorithm suitable for use in haptic applications. The method exploits the fact that the virtual hand can be modelled once using superquadrics and then be used in a variety of applications. The proposed scheme is seen to be much faster and realistic when compared to standard mesh-based approaches.

D. Koutsonanos, D. Tzovaras, G. Nikolakis, K. Moustakas and M. G. Strintzis, "Haptic Feedback Using an Efficient Superquadric Based Collision Detection Method," Proceedings. First Joint Eurohaptics Conference and Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems. World Haptics Conference(WHC), Pisa, Italy, 2005, pp. 649-650.
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