Issue No. 04 - October-December (2010 vol. 3)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TOH.2010.35
Megumi Nakao , Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara
Ryuhei Kitamura , Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara
Tetsuo Sato , Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara
Kotaro Minato , Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara
In this paper, we present new methods for sharing haptic interactions with other persons when touching real-world objects. Unlike the previous approaches, our system does not rely on a virtual model of the object being explored or the integration of visual/auditory modalities to augment the user's perception. We developed a prototype system that makes it possible to capture active haptic interactions on a transmitting side, and then, display them passively to a receiving side. To demonstrate the concept, we conducted human experiments using rubber samples and found that the relationship between the haptic sensations of the transmitting and receiving sides follows a power function, and the parameters of this function can be calibrated for the users of the system.
Haptic sharing, haptic transfer, interaction capture and presence.
K. Minato, M. Nakao, R. Kitamura and T. Sato, "A Model for Sharing Haptic Interaction," in IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 3, no. , pp. 292-296, 2010.