Chapter 3 Stable Control of Haptics

Hannaford, B. and Ryu, J.H. and Kim, Y.S. (2001) Chapter 3 Stable Control of Haptics. In: Touch in Virtual Environments. Prentice Hall PTR, IMSC Press Multimedia Series, pp. 47-70.

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Humans interact with their surrounding environment through five sensory channels, popularly labeled "sight," "sound," "taste," "smell," and "touch." It is our sense of touch which provides us with much of the information necessary to modify and manipulate the world around us. The word haptic refers to something of or relating to the sense of touch: conveying information on physical properties such as inertia, friction, compliance, temperature, and roughness. This sense can be divided into two categories: the kinesthetic sense, through which we sense movement or force in muscles and joints; and the tactile sense, through which we sense shapes and textures. This chapter will focus on the stable control of devices and systems which support hap- tic interaction, especially relating to the use of kinesthetic sense in virtual environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D Haptics
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Margaret Thompson
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 21:23
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 21:23

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