Chapter 0 Introduction

Chapter 0: What are haptics?

Credits: References, Videos

Learning Objectives
  • Describe haptic sense in relation to other senses
  • Understand definition and uses of haptic devices
  • Name application areas of haptics
Readings and Resources
  • Culbertson, H., Schorr, S. B., & Okamura, A. M. (2018). Haptics: The present and future of artificial touch sensation. Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems, 1, 385-409.
  • Jones, L. A. (2000). Kinesthetic sensing. In Human and Machine Haptics.
  • Lederman, S. J., & Jones, L. A. (2011). Tactile and haptic illusions. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 4(4), 273-294.
  • Lederman, S. J., & Klatzky, R. L. (1987). Hand movements: A window into haptic object recognition. Cognitive psychology, 19(3), 342-368.
  • Linden, D. J. (2016). Touch: The science of hand, heart, and mind. Penguin Books.
Video Corrections

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  1. Describe three characteristics of haptic perception and compare them with visual and auditory perception.
  2. For the haptic interactions in the Youtube links below, explain:
    • Which haptic sub-modality is targeted by the device? why?
    • What does haptic feedback enable?
    • What does the device sense from the user and environment?
    • What output does the device provide?

3. Can you find a haptic device from the literature and describe the same points for it?


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