The 2015 Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium – widely known as WorldHaptics Conference – took place at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL from June 22nd to 25th. Located at the beautiful campus right on Lake Michigan, the conference brought together a lot of the leading haptics researchers from all over the world. Continue reading WorldHaptics2015
Since a couple of days, Google features selected Android games with haptic feedback in an own category in the GooglePlayStore. Games are based on Immersion’s TouchSense® Engage haptic technology to add tactile effects to mobile games.
UPDATE: There is also an app by Immersion called Haptic Effect Preview that gives a good preview of the TouchSense Haptic Effects library. Be sure to check, whether your device includes the hardware needed in the app – it will work also with other devices, but the quality of the feedback will decrease.
Despite the haptics-specific conferences, there are a couple of conferenes with at least haptic-specific sessions. Especially for the design of task-specific haptic systems, the bi-annual ACTUATOR conference in Bremen, Germany, is one of them.
We’re are very excited, since “Engineering Haptic Devices” is available now. In some rounds with the Springer Production Team and the Series Editors, we were able to sort out a couple of wrong and misleading things.
You can order the book directly at the Springer Website or at every bookstore using the ISBN 978-1-4471-6517-0. Of course, the book will be available as an eBook via Springerlink.
Need a good start into the topic of the control of bilateral teleoperation? Then check out this paper of Hokayem and Spong about the history of control schemes of bilateral teleoperation.