Force feedback mouse with differential mechanism for omni-traveling

Hiroyuki Kudo, Koichi Suzumori, Takefumi Kanda

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The goal of this research is to develop a new haptic interface device, which can improve operability and expressiveness of personal computer (PC). A new mouse type device named Active Mouse is developed. It consists of one omni-traveling mechanism, force sensor, position sensor and communication and control system. The omni-traveling mechanism consists of one sphere ball, two differential mechanisms, and two motors. This mechanism realizes rotation of one motor that will not affect the other motor. Therefore, output of the two motors can be composed as output to the ball. As a result, this omni-traveling mechanism can achieve 4.8[N] force at 5[V] and 500[mA] in compact size. The two motors of omni-traveling mechanism, force sensor and position sensor are controlled with communication and control modules developed in this research. The communication system for Active Mouse equips with USB interface. The USB interface supplies DC voltage and support communication with PC. Therefore this device can be used for general PC just connecting USB interface. To confirm function ability of the Active Mouse, a graphical program is developed. Using this program, Active Mouse can input user's force and position data to PC, and output force to user. From here, Active Mouse realizes functions of general mouse and also works as haptic device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS
Pages430-435
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 14 2007

Publication series

Name2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS

Other

Other2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period11/11/0711/14/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kudo, H., Suzumori, K., & Kanda, T. (2007). Force feedback mouse with differential mechanism for omni-traveling. In 2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS (pp. 430-435). [4420894] (2007 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS). https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2007.4420894