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Three-dimensional pointing device using tactile sensors: application to telerobotics
Author(s): Naoyoshi Kanamaru; Tomoichi Takahashi; Ken-ichiro Shimokura; Tadashi Naruse
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2057, Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics, (21 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164911
Show Author Affiliations
Naoyoshi Kanamaru, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Tomoichi Takahashi, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Ken-ichiro Shimokura, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)
Tadashi Naruse, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2057:
Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics
Won Soo Kim, Editor(s)

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