FURI | Fall 2018

Haptic Testbed

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This project involves creating a testbed for the study of haptic feedback in remote-control to examine the effectiveness of the basic components of haptic feedback. The goal is to create a functioning Haptic Testbed (HTB) and run basic usability tests. This will be done by creating a prototype robotic hand using various motors and printed parts controlled by a detached setup. The device will allow for conducting experiments in low-level dexterity tasks for use in future experiments to better understand haptic feedback control. Future works will involve using the HTB to understand learning and adaptation with or without haptic response.

Student researcher

Connor Giam

Engineering (robotics)

Hometown: Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Graduation date: Spring 2019