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ThirdHand: Wearing a Robotic Arm to Experience Rich Force Feedback
Thursday, 05 November
13:00 - 14:20
Kobe Int’l Exhibition Hall No. 2, Convention Hall, Level 1

ThirdHand: Wearing a Robotic Arm to Experience Rich Force Feedback

Mobile devices such as smartphones become prevalent gaming platforms. To enrich the gaming experiences, researchers are increasingly interested in bringing various haptic feedbacks to the mobile games. Traditional haptic devices such as phantom, a robotic arm that generates force on fingers in precise 6 DOF (Degree Of Freedom), can provide accurate and rich force feedback. However, since the devices need to be grounded on a fixed surface, they are not mobile. Therefore, recent research also explored haptic interaction on mobile devices with self-contain mechanisms. GyroTab demonstrated the potential of ungrounded devices using gyro effect to generate torque feedback. Muscle-propelled force feedback eliminated motors and instead actuating the users muscle for creating feedback. However, these devices provide only 1-DOF force feedback, therefore limit the possible expressions and applications. Hence, this work presents ThirdHand, a wearable robotic arm which provides 5-DOF force feedback to enrich gaming experiences.


Yi-Chi Liao,National Taiwan University

Shun-Yao Yang,National Taiwan University

Rong-Hao Liang,National Taiwan University

Liwei Chan,National Taiwan University , Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University

Bing-Yu Chen,National Taiwan University

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