Quantitative evaluation of artificial tactile feel display integrated with visual information

Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro, Makiko Hira, Toshi Takamori

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Abstract

This study presents a tactile feel display of virtual reality for subtle fine touch of clothes. The device developed using soft high polymer gel actuators could express subtle differences of touch of clothes, especially rough materials such as a towel and denim. Considering the superiority of vision in the multimodal sensational perception, a virtual tactile feel display integrated with visual information which express more real touch of cloth was proposed. In order to evaluate the influence of visual information adding to the tactile feel quantitatively, a factor analysis was performed using adjective pair scales. Factor analysis applied to the real materials showed that the roughness factor is highly correlated with the visual sensation although the softness factor is relatively independent from image information. The same analysis applied to the artificial tactile feel showed more complex results. It was confirmed that vision could help the recognition of tactile feel only when the characteristics of the material was expressed well by visual information although could also mislead tactile perception when visual information was not appropriate. The superiority of visual information was also evaluated by applying wrong visual information different from the artificial tactile feels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3060-3065
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 2002 Sep 302002 Oct 4

Other

Other2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period02/9/3002/10/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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