21 December 1993 Three-dimensional pointing device using tactile sensors: application to telerobotics
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Proceedings Volume 2057, Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics; (1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164911
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
In the areas of virtual reality, telemanipulation, and robot teaching, objects must be manipulated in 3-D space. This paper proposes a 3-D pointing device that uses tactile sensors. First, the concept and construction of the pointing device is described. The key concept of our device is the sensing of the touch pattern of the user's fingers on the device surface and recognition of the number, positions, and pressures of the contact points. Then, the motion commands for manipulating the object are interpreted from this information. The body of the pointing device is a fixed ball or cylinder.
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Naoyoshi Kanamaru, Tomoichi Takahashi, Ken-ichiro Shimokura, Tadashi Naruse, "Three-dimensional pointing device using tactile sensors: application to telerobotics", Proc. SPIE 2057, Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics, (21 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164911; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.164911
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