No.1012E 2015Industry Related Technologies Special Edition Haptics as a Key Technology in Man-Machine Interface

Author Professor Hannes Bleuler
Robotic Systems Lab LSRO, EPFL Switzerland
Abstract The haptic senses include many different modalities: sensing of force, texture, temperature, body posture etc. While optical display screens and acoustic signals are standard interface modi for machine to man communication, haptic interfaces are still at a research level. But many practical and commercial realizations are now emerging. This article gives some examples from the biomedical robotics fi eld, namely surgery telemanipulators, rehabilitation devices and assist devices. But research results from haptic interfaces could benefi t many other domains, including the automotive.
Keyword Haptic interface, Man-Machine Interface, Human-Machine Interface, Man-Machine Interaction
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