Thomas Massie


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  • SIGGRAPH 1999

    Thomas Massie founded SensAble Technologies to commercialize 3D Touch interfaces for computers. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering while at the M.l.T. Artificial Intelligence Lab. Both his bachelors and masters theses were concerned with development of the PHANTOM haptic interface. He continues to conduct research on both the hardware and software aspects of haptic interfaces and provides technical assistance to a number of universities and corporations throughout the world which are incorporating haptic interfaces into computer graphics applications.  

    SIGGRAPH 1996

    Thomas Massie is currently the chairman and chief technical officer of SensAble Devices, Inc. He co-invented the PHANToM haptic interface at the M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Lab, and subsequently founded SensAble Devices to manufacture and market the device. Thomas continues to conduct research on both the hardware and software aspects of haptic interfaces and provides technical assistance to a number of labs throughout the world which are incorporating haptic interfaces.  

     


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