Tactile bump display using electro-rheological fluid

Masayuki Goto, Kenjiro Takemura

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Abstract

This study proposes a novel technique to display tactile sensation using electro-rheological fluid (ERF). ERF changes its rheological characteristics according to the electric field applied. The ERF used in this study generates relatively high yield stress and behaves as a solid when subjected to a strong electric field. Using this solid-liquid phase transition, we propose a novel device which provides a tactile sensation, i.e., tactile bump display. Applying electric field at a specific position in an ERF chamber, the corresponding ERF behaves as solid at the position. This solid-state ERF gives tactile sensation like a physical bump to a user. We fabricate in this study a prototype, which may realize the above-mentioned idea, and characterize it. We obtained the following results by experiments. First, the tactile bump display could make the users recognize their finger position on a flat surface by creating a tactile bump. Second, we confirmed that the tactile bump might significantly improve the accuracy and the precision of touch typing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages4478-4483
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Nov 32013 Nov 8

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Other2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/11/313/11/8

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Electrorheological fluids
Display devices
Electric fields
Yield stress
Phase transitions
Liquids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Goto, M., & Takemura, K. (2013). Tactile bump display using electro-rheological fluid. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 4478-4483). [6697000] https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6697000

Tactile bump display using electro-rheological fluid. / Goto, Masayuki; Takemura, Kenjiro.

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2013. p. 4478-4483 6697000.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Goto, M & Takemura, K 2013, Tactile bump display using electro-rheological fluid. in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems., 6697000, pp. 4478-4483, 2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 13/11/3. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6697000
Goto M, Takemura K. Tactile bump display using electro-rheological fluid. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2013. p. 4478-4483. 6697000 https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6697000
Goto, Masayuki ; Takemura, Kenjiro. / Tactile bump display using electro-rheological fluid. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2013. pp. 4478-4483
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