Virtual Chanbara

This Samurai sword battle features a new force-feedback device that uses a controlled flywheel to return impacts.

Novel force-feedback device.

Virtual Chanbara is suitable for networked play. In future versions, a Chanbara master will be able to instruct children throughout the world, and an international match might be held on the Internet.

Daijiro Koga
The University of Tokyo
c/o Tachi Lab
MEIP School of Engineering
7-3-1 Hongo
Tokyo Japan 113-8656

Takahiro Itagaki
The University of Tokyo

Illustrated summaries of SIGGRAPH 2002 Emerging Technologies projects are available in the SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Abstracts and Applications

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