Using Robotic Platforms
Current virtual reality devices can create very convincing visual and audio stimuli. However, the technology to fool other senses such as touch and smell is still not quite developed. The goal of this project is to investigate new ways to allow users to touch and manipulate virtual objects. Accurate haptics is an important contributor to immersion in virtual reality as it can increase the sense of presence and even the performance in certain types of tasks. We plan to develop a fun VR experience that will use robots to provide haptic feedback. This will also allow us to investigate how touch works together with vision to help us understand the world.