“Trans-world haptic collaboration” by Gunn, Hutchins, Adcock and Hawkins

  • ©Chris Gunn, Matthew Hutchins, Matt Adcock, and Rhys Hawkins




    Trans-world haptic collaboration



    This sketch describes a collaborative virtual environment application involving haptic interaction over long Internet distances. We have developed algorithms to accommodate significant latency for certain applications, notably in the medical domain. The results have shown that we can manipulate simulated human body organs, as well as guide each other’s ‘hands’ (and shake hands!) over 22,000 km.


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    3. JORDAN, J., ET AL. 2002. COLLABORATION IN A MEDIATED HAPTIC ENVIRONMENT. PRESENCE 2002: The 5th Annual International Workshop on Presence.

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