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Haptic Reproduction by Pneumatic Control Method Based on Load-Displacement Profile

Academic Conference
33rd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)
Hiroshi Suzuki
Akihito Nishiike
Kentaro Yoshida
Masahiro Sato
Yota Komoriya
Takayuki Ezaki (Sony Corporation)
Research Areas
Human Interaction


It is known that the pressure and contact area change contribute to hard and soft perception as a cutaneous sensation. In this study, we propose a novel method of haptic presentation based on the profiles of physical objects by using the load-displacement measurement. We fabricated a pneumatic haptic system with an elastic membrane that enables controlled pressure stimuli. We verified that the proposed method is capable of reproducing various profiles by comparing with physical objects. As a result, we found that our system could well reproduce the load-displacement profiles of a sponge and a button specimen.

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