Issue No. 02 - April-June (2014 vol. 7)
Carlo Alberto Avizzano , Perceptual Robot. Lab. (PERCRO), Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Pisa, Italy
Massimo Satler , Perceptual Robot. Lab. (PERCRO), Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Pisa, Italy
Emanuele Ruffaldi , Perceptual Robot. Lab. (PERCRO), Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna, Pisa, Italy
We describe the design of a new mobile haptic interface that employs wheels for force rendering. The interface, consisting of an omni-directional Killough type platform, provides 2DOF force feedback with different control modalities. The system autonomously performs sensor fusion for localization and force rendering. This paper explains the relevant choices concerning the functional aspects, the control design, the mechanical and electronic solution. Experimental results for force feedback characterization are reported.
Force, Robot sensing systems, Wheels, Force feedback, Rendering (computer graphics)
C. A. Avizzano, M. Satler and E. Ruffaldi, "Portable Haptic Interface with Omni-Directional Movement and Force Capability," in IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 110-120, 2014.