Haptic Feedback Devices Applied to Various Systems

The vibration, etc generated by the robot (left) moving on the floor is recorded. And, based on it, the user can feel the irregularities on the floor with the tablet computer (right). The gyroscope of the robot detects vibrations. The tablet is equipped with the

The vibration, etc generated by the robot (left) moving on the floor is recorded. And, based on it, the user can feel the irregularities on the floor with the tablet computer (right). The gyroscope of the robot detects vibrations. The tablet is equipped with the "SPIDAR-mouse," a tactile device developed by a research group at Tokyo Institute of Technology. When the user touches the screen of the tablet while touching the SPIDAR-mouse, the user feels the irregularities, etc of the floor recorded by the robot.