Haptograph representation of real-world haptic information by wideband force control

Seiichiro Katsura, Kouhei Irie, Kiyoshi Ohishi

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Abstract

Artificial acquisition and reproduction of human sensations are basic technologies of communication engineering. For example, auditory information is obtained by a microphone, and a speaker reproduces it by artificial means. Furthermore, a video camera and a television make it possible to transmit visual sensation by broadcasting. On the contrary, since tactile or haptic information is subject to the Newton's "law of action and reaction" in the real world, a device which acquires, transmits, and reproduces the information has not been established. From the point of view, real-world haptics is the key technology for future haptic communication engineering. This paper proposes a novel acquisition method of haptic information named "haptograph". The haptograph visualizes the haptic information like photograph. The proposed haptograph is applied to haptic recognition of the contact environment. A linear motor contacts to the surface of the environment and its reaction force is used to make a haptograph. A robust contact motion and sensor-less sensing of the reaction force are attained by using a disturbance observer. As a result, an encyclopedia of contact environment is attained. Since temporal and spatial analyses are conducted to represent haptic information as the haptograph, it is possible to be recognized and to be evaluated intuitively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-809+15
Journalieej transactions on industry applications
Volume128
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acceleration control
  • Acceleration sensor
  • Disturbance observer
  • Fast fourier transform
  • Force control
  • Motion control
  • Real-world haptics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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