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Method and apparatus for haptic control

Najdovski, Zoran, Horan, Ben, Bhatti, Asim and Nahavandi, Saeid 2010, Method and apparatus for haptic control, United States (2) Patent US2010092267 (A1).

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Title Method and apparatus for haptic control
Creator(s) Najdovski, ZoranORCID iD for Najdovski, Zoran orcid.org/0000-0002-8880-8287
Horan, BenORCID iD for Horan, Ben orcid.org/0000-0002-6723-259X
Bhatti, AsimORCID iD for Bhatti, Asim orcid.org/0000-0001-6876-1437
Nahavandi, Saeid
Date 2010-04-15
Patent no. US2010092267 (A1)
Patent owner Deakin University
Registry Office United States (2)
Patent family name Method and apparatus for haptic control
Summary The present invention provides remote interfacing utilising haptic technology. In a first aspect there is provided a haptic grasping interface comprising a plurality of finger interaction points, with actuators connected at one end to an actuator control mechanism. The mechanism is mounted remotely from the grasping interface, inverse to the finger interaction points, for manipulation of these points. The grasping points comprise pulleys which route the actuators through a cable tension and transmission system. A second aspect provides haptic augmentation to an operator, which indicates to the operator the state of a control input to a controlled device. A third aspect provides a means of simulating motion where haptic feedback is provided to a user in correspondence with the movement of the user within a pod environment.
Language eng
Field of Research 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Socio Economic Objective 810104 Emerging Defence Technologies
HERDC Research category I.1 Patents
ERA Research output type I Patents
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029383

 
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