CHCI Playdate — Using Robotic Platforms to provide Large Scale Haptics in VR
The ability to touch objects is an important contributor to immersion in virtual reality, however, no good solution exists for human-scale environments. As a result, even though virtual environments can look quite realistic, the illusion quickly breaks down if the user reaches for a virtual wall or a virtual table. The goal of the Virtual Touch project is to explore robotic systems that are able to provide on-demand haptic feedback to large structures in virtual reality. Our current prototype can provide haptic feedback for vertical and horizontal flat surfaces and contains a functional retractable chair where users can sit in. This work has been partially supported by an ICAT Major SEAD grant.
Speaker: Wallace Lages, Alexander Leonessa, Phat Nguye
Date: January 29, 2021
Time: 9am est