World Haptics Conference (2009)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
Hiroaki Yano , University of Tsukuba, Japan
Yuichi Miyamoto , University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hiroo Iwata , University of Tsukuba, Japan
This paper describes development of a haptic interface using a laser range finder. The system consists of a laser range finder, a 1 degree-of-freedom haptic apparatus and a computer. The haptic apparatus can generate a reaction force based on a distance to a remote object that is measured by the laser range finder. A user can feel the shape of a remote object by holding this interface and pointing the object. Three haptic rendering algorithms were developed. Through some experiments, the effectiveness of this system was confirmed.
H. Iwata, H. Yano and Y. Miyamoto, "Haptic interface for perceiving remote object using a laser range finder," World Haptics Conference(WHC), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 2009, pp. 196-201.