A tactile display using human characteristic of sensory fusion

Jing Long Wu, H. Sasaki, S. Kawamura

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Abstract

In general, it is difficult to present tactile information due to arbitrary curvatures of the curved surface and many degrees of freedom needed to be realized. On the other hand, psychophysical studies suggested that human visual and tactile sensations have an illusory fusion characteristic. It means that we can recognize curved surfaces of objects through visual and tactile sensations, even if exact tactile information is not presented. Hence, by utilizing the human characteristic of sensory fusion, realization of a tactile display can be simplified. From such motivation, the human fusion characteristics of visual and tactile sensation are measured, and are quantitatively analyzed. Based on the analyzed results, a tactile display is developed. In the tactile display, only four curved patterns are utilized instead of presenting many curved patterns. Performance of the developed tactile display is proved through evaluated experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1998 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages693-698
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)078034300X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: May 16 1998May 20 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period5/16/985/20/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wu, J. L., Sasaki, H., & Kawamura, S. (1998). A tactile display using human characteristic of sensory fusion. In Proceedings - 1998 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998 (pp. 693-698). [677053] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.1998.677053