Thermal impedance control for thermal rendering technique

Yukiko Osawa, Seiichiro Katsura

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Rendering technique of tactile sensation is necessary to communicate and share feelings between remote locations. This research focuses on thermal sensation, and not only precise rendering of tactile information but also environmental identification is conducted. Thermal sensation is changed depending on thermal impedance such as thermal resistance and thermal capacitance. In this paper, the identification method of thermal impedance is proposed, and rendering the identified thermal parameters is conducted. The method consists of identification using thermal conductivity and reproduction based on thermal impedance control. In order to identify thermal parameters of an object, an iterative least square technique is used. The proposed method is able to render thermal response precisely for human because thermal impedance is identified based on heat flow in the same way as human skin sensation. The validity of the proposed method is verified through some experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479917624
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 25
Event41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2015 Nov 92015 Nov 12


Other41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015


  • Identification
  • Iterative Least Square Technique
  • Thermal Impedance Control
  • Thermal Rendering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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