Study on a "tactile mirror" for displaying static friction sensation with tactile perception feedback

Isao Fujimoto, Yoji Yamada, Takashi Maeno, Tetsuya Morizono, Yoji Umetani

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The goal of our study is development of a "tactile mirror" for displaying tactile perception information. A point of distinctive difference between a tactile mirror and conventional tactile displays is that a tactile mirror possesses a feedback mechanism for acquiring the contact state information on the finger pad concerning not force but tactile perception sensation. The primary development concerns human static friction sensation. First, a control method and the structure of a tactile mirror are described. Second, simulation results using FEM for contact analysis and a ANN(Artificial Neural Network) for generating feedback signals are shown. Finally, experiments demonstrating that providing a feedback component accomplish accurate display of static friction sensation with a conventional type of tactile displays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1238
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 5
EventProceedings- 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2004 Apr 262004 May 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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