Haptic transmission system to recognize differences in surface textures of objects for telexistence

Tadatoshi Kurogi, Masano Nakayama, Katsunari Sato, Sho Kamuro, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi

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In this paper, we propose a haptic transmission system for telexistence to improve the ability to sense the presence of remote objects. This system can transmit information about the existence and surface textures of objects in remote locations. The system consists of a conjugated haptic sensor and display. The sensor on the robot's finger detects the pressure, vibration, and temperature of a remote object, and the display provides above information on the operator's finger. Based on this information, the operator can understand what he/she is touching and whether its surface is hard or soft, cold or hot, and smooth or rough. With the use of our system, the operator can recognize the difference between objects such as silk and denim.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2013, VR 2013 - Proceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 7
Event20th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2013 Mar 162013 Mar 20

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Other20th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Haptic devices
  • scanners
  • telecommunications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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