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John Hart
Washington State University

Plane-Shape Perception Using Point-Contact Type Force Feedback Device

Although haptic rendering requires a high control rate (~kHz), modeling and simulation processes are much slower and can provide only discrete shape information. Haptic interpolation of such discrete shape fragments is thus vital. Our experiment on haptic thresholds in static plane-shape recognition gives useful results for interpolation algorithm design.

Juli Yamashita
Yukio Fukui
Osamu Morikawa

National Institute of Bioscience and Human Technology
Tsukuba 305-8566 Japan

Robert W. Lindeman
Department of EE & CS
The George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052 USA

Cai Yi
Japan Science and Technology Corporation

A Psychophysical Study on Human Perception of Surface

Human perception of surface reflectance properties is psychophysically examined, and the experimental results suggest that the perception is based on image features rather than the reflectance distribution itself.

Mikio Shinya
NTT Human Interface Laboratories

Shin'ya Nishida
NTT Basic Research Laboratories

The Analysis and Visualization of Metamorphopsia through 3D Scene Regeneration

Metamorphopsia is a vision disorder that transforms one's environment into an Escher-like world of fluctuating shapes and double vision. MAVES quantifies and visualizes metamorphopsia through 2D warping and 3D animation.

Peter Presti
Stephen Sinclair
Amit Gupta

Interactive Media Technology Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
Altanta, Georgia 30332 USA

The Use of Distortion for Special Venue Films

This sketch discussed three Rhythm & Hues projects that used image-distortion for special venue ride films, so that when the animation is projected, it appears undistorted to the viewer.

Toshi Kato
Keith Goldfarb
Bob Powell

Rhythm & Hues Studios
5404 Jandy Place
Los Angeles, California 90066 USA

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