Touch Lab at IIT Madrasalso called as
Haptics Lab at IIT Madras
Dept. of. Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras
As vision is the science of seeing and auditory is science of hearing, haptics is the science of touching. As light is the basis of vision and sound wave is the basis of auditory, contact forces are the basis of haptics. Contact mechanics play an important role in haptics. For a detailed explanantion on what haptics is, follow this link.
In our definition, haptics is pertaining to the sensing and manipulation using touch between human and machine, machine and machine, or human and human in a virtual, teleoperated, or even real environments.
Branches of Haptics:
Haptics is an interdisciplinary research field. We define haptics as -- the study of sensing and manipulation through touch. We use a variety of methods to look for the general principles that we use to explore, represent, and interact with objects. We not only study how humans explore and interact with objects, but also how machines do so.
The Touch Lab at IIT Madras came into existance in June 2005. The goals of our research are to
The interactions can not-only between human and machines in real space, but also in virtual reality and teleoperator systems.
To gain a deeper understanding of human haptics, multidisciplinary investigations involving skin biomechanics, neurophysiology, psychophysics, motor control, and computational models are employed.
The research works in this laboratory are classified in to three broad areas.
Some of the research works in each of this area carried out in our lab are listed here:
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