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Thursday, 16 August
8:30 - 10:15 am
Room 404

Session Chair
Ed Angel
University of New Mexico

Spatial Resolution in Haptic Rendering
Juli Yamashita
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Tsukuba Central 6
1-1-1, Higashi, Tsukuba-City
Ibaraki 305-8566 JAPAN

The effect of spatial resolution is still not clear in haptic rendering. This sketch reveals it by measuring absolute thresholds for surface smoothness using two point-contact haptic displays of different resolutions.

The Development of the Virtual Human Abdomen: Algorithms and Methodologies
Kevin Chugh
State University of New York at Buffalo
Virtual Reality Laboratory
809 Furnas Hall
Buffalo, New York 14260 USA

Haptic simulation of an abdominal palpation examination. Featured topics: development of real-time haptic force-displacement algorithms and a non-invasive tissue property collection device.

Tangible Communication
Ken-ichi Kameyama
Toshiba Corporation
1, Komukai-toshiba-cho
Kwasaaki 212-8582 JAPAN

On-going research on a mobile telecommunication system in which users can mutually transmit their ambient information and can feel mentally closer to each other.

Hand-Held Torque Feedback Device
Yukio Fukui
University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennoudai
Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-8573 JAPAN

Unlike conventional force displays, which have some bases supporting reaction force, this proposed torque display requires no base, because it uses the angular momentum transition caused by controlled currents of three orthogonal motors.