Development of a virtual sports machine using a wire drive system - a trial of virtual tennis

Sadao Kawamura, Mizuto Ida, Takahiro Wada, Jing Long Wu

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Abstract

We explore possibility of virtual tennis in this paper. To realize virtual tennis, it is necessary to provide our hands with reaction forces from a tennis ball. Moreover, we need a head mounted display which is capable of showing moving objects with high speed. In this paper, we develop an equipment which makes reaction forces at a grip of a tennis racket. In the developed equipment, several wires are radially stretched from the grip in order to produce force and torque vectors with six degrees of freedom. The motion area of the proposed system is made clear at first. A novel method to determine wire tensions which is suitable for real time calculation is proposed. Finally, a basic experimental result is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages111-116
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 3 (of 3) - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: Aug 5 1995Aug 9 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 3 (of 3)
CityPittsburgh, PA, USA
Period8/5/958/9/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Kawamura, S., Ida, M., Wada, T., & Wu, J. L. (1995). Development of a virtual sports machine using a wire drive system - a trial of virtual tennis. 111-116. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 3 (of 3), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, .