Tactile actuators using SMA micro-wires and the generation of texture sensation from images

Yuto Takeda, Hideyuki Sawada

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Humans communicate with each other by using not only verbal media but also the five senses such as vision, audition, olfaction and tactile sensations. Various devices and systems have been introduced for supporting human communication, and most of them are based on visual and auditory media. For presenting tactile sensations, some tactile actuators have been introduced recently, however these actuators require real objects to generate the various tactile sensations and input data to be associated with output tactile sensations should be prepared manually by a user. This study introduces an algorithm to automatically generate parameters from an object's image for driving tactile actuators. A tactile presentation system is constructed, and the validity of the texture sensations is verified by a user's experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNew Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages2017-2022
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Nov 32013 Nov 8

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/11/313/11/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Takeda, Y., & Sawada, H. (2013). Tactile actuators using SMA micro-wires and the generation of texture sensation from images. In IROS 2013: New Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 2017-2022). [6696625] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696625