Virtual active touch II: Vibrotactile representation of friction and a new approach to surface shape display

Sho Tsuchiya, Masashi Konyo, Hiroshi Yamada, Takahiro Yamauchi, Shogo Okamoto, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

The tactile display for handheld devices requires compact hardware and useful applications. To satisfy these points, we have proposed the concept of 'Virtual Active Touch' that implements virtual exploration with a cursor on a screen through a pointing-stick-type tactile interface. The objective of this study is to present three-dimensional shapes on a two-dimensional screen without force feedback devices. It is possible to present three-dimensional shapes such as a bump using a lateral force [1]. In order to represent human perception of geometric surface shape, instead of the lateral force, we use the cutaneous sensation of friction that occurs when a human finger strokes object surfaces. First, we confirmed that the Virtual Active Touch interface could present cutaneous sense of friction. Second, we evaluated the perception of surface height in the context of bumped shape induced by the friction display. The experimental results agreed with our expectation that faster and longer increases in friction sensation were perceived as higher bumped shapes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009
Pages3184-3189
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 11
Event2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: 2009 Oct 112009 Oct 15

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period09/10/1109/10/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Tsuchiya, S., Konyo, M., Yamada, H., Yamauchi, T., Okamoto, S., & Tadokoro, S. (2009). Virtual active touch II: Vibrotactile representation of friction and a new approach to surface shape display. In 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009 (pp. 3184-3189). [5354203] (2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2009.5354203