Bhatti, A., Nahavandi, S. and Hossny, M. 2009, Haptics enabled offline AFM image analysis, in ICIVC 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Image and Vision Computing, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, [Dubai, UAE], pp. 446-451.
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Current advancements in nanotechnology are dependent on the capabilities that can enable nano-scientists to extend their eyes and hands into the nano-world. For this purpose, a haptics (devices capable of recreating tactile or force sensations) based system for AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) is proposed. The system enables the nano-scientists to touch and feel the sample surfaces, viewed through AFM, in order to provide them with better understanding of the physical properties of the surface, such as roughness, stiffness and shape of molecular architecture. At this stage, the proposed work uses of ine images produced using AFM and perform image analysis to create virtual surfaces suitable for haptics force analysis. The research work is in the process of extension from of ine to online process where interaction will be done directly on the material surface for realistic analysis.
Also published in Waset :Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, v.49 2009
Field of Research
080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences