A robotic haptic feedback device for immersive virtual reality applications

Keren Jiang, Xinlei Piao, Mohammed Al-Sada, Thomas Höglund, Shubhankar Ranade, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Abstract

The use of virtual reality technology has become popular in modern theme parks across the world. Attractions using virtual reality technologies offer highly immersive experiences as if people are really staying in fictional worlds that the theme parks like to create. Haptic feedback is an important piece in virtual reality, where it can increase the immersion and enjoyment, but most virtual reality attractions in theme parks do not offer enough haptic feedback. In this paper, we present HapticDaijya, which is a waist-worn robot capable of giving various haptic and tactile feedback on the torso, neck, face, arms and hands. We present the design and implementation of HapticDaijya. Then, we show a user study and analyze the results for investigating its feasibility. Also, we present preliminary evaluation results that gauged the user’s accuracy in distinguishing the locations of taps applied on the chest, as well as general usability and user acceptance.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence – Software and Applications, 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence
EditorsPaulo Novais, Dalila Durães, Jason J. Jung, Antonio Fernández-Caballero, Elena Navarro, Pascual González, Davide Carneiro, Gabriel Villarrubia González, António Pinto, Andrew T. Campbell
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages146-154
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030017453
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Event9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI 2018 - Toledo, Spain
Duration: 2018 Jun 202018 Jun 22

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume806
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI 2018
CountrySpain
CityToledo
Period18/6/2018/6/22

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Keywords

  • Haptic feedback
  • Tactile feedback
  • Wearable robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Jiang, K., Piao, X., Al-Sada, M., Höglund, T., Ranade, S., & Nakajima, T. (2019). A robotic haptic feedback device for immersive virtual reality applications. In P. Novais, D. Durães, J. J. Jung, A. Fernández-Caballero, E. Navarro, P. González, D. Carneiro, G. Villarrubia González, A. Pinto, ... A. T. Campbell (Eds.), Ambient Intelligence – Software and Applications, 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (pp. 146-154). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 806). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01746-0_17

A robotic haptic feedback device for immersive virtual reality applications. / Jiang, Keren; Piao, Xinlei; Al-Sada, Mohammed; Höglund, Thomas; Ranade, Shubhankar; Nakajima, Tatsuo.

Ambient Intelligence – Software and Applications, 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence. ed. / Paulo Novais; Dalila Durães; Jason J. Jung; Antonio Fernández-Caballero; Elena Navarro; Pascual González; Davide Carneiro; Gabriel Villarrubia González; António Pinto; Andrew T. Campbell. Springer-Verlag, 2019. p. 146-154 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 806).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jiang, K, Piao, X, Al-Sada, M, Höglund, T, Ranade, S & Nakajima, T 2019, A robotic haptic feedback device for immersive virtual reality applications. in P Novais, D Durães, JJ Jung, A Fernández-Caballero, E Navarro, P González, D Carneiro, G Villarrubia González, A Pinto & AT Campbell (eds), Ambient Intelligence – Software and Applications, 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 806, Springer-Verlag, pp. 146-154, 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI 2018, Toledo, Spain, 18/6/20. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01746-0_17
Jiang K, Piao X, Al-Sada M, Höglund T, Ranade S, Nakajima T. A robotic haptic feedback device for immersive virtual reality applications. In Novais P, Durães D, Jung JJ, Fernández-Caballero A, Navarro E, González P, Carneiro D, Villarrubia González G, Pinto A, Campbell AT, editors, Ambient Intelligence – Software and Applications, 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence. Springer-Verlag. 2019. p. 146-154. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01746-0_17
Jiang, Keren ; Piao, Xinlei ; Al-Sada, Mohammed ; Höglund, Thomas ; Ranade, Shubhankar ; Nakajima, Tatsuo. / A robotic haptic feedback device for immersive virtual reality applications. Ambient Intelligence – Software and Applications, 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence. editor / Paulo Novais ; Dalila Durães ; Jason J. Jung ; Antonio Fernández-Caballero ; Elena Navarro ; Pascual González ; Davide Carneiro ; Gabriel Villarrubia González ; António Pinto ; Andrew T. Campbell. Springer-Verlag, 2019. pp. 146-154 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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