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Haptics enabled offline AFM image analysis

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Asim BhattiAsim Bhatti, Saeid NahavandiSaeid Nahavandi, Mohammed Hossny
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.



Image and Vision Computing. International Conference (2009 : Dubai, United Arab Emirates)


446 - 451


World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Also published in Waset :Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, v.49 2009

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2009, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

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ICIVC 2009 : Proceedings of the Image and Vision Computing 2009 international conference

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