Haptics, IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Committee on

Haptics, IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Committee on

Haptics research has permeated many disciplines and application areas. Early efforts in haptics focused on sensory substitution: stimulating the sense of touch to convey imagery or speech for individuals with visual and/or auditory impairments. With the advent of force-feedback devices, there has been renewed interest in using haptic interfaces in teleoperator systems and virtual environments. Most recently, touchscreen displays and wearable devices have been capturing the attention of haptics researchers.

Haptic feedback has exciting applications in entertainment, gaming, medicine, rehabilitation, education, data perceptualization, art, rapid prototyping, remote collaboration, and many other areas.

The goals of the Haptics TC is to integrate the diverse interests of the highly interdisciplinary haptics research community and to improve communication among the different fields. It will serve to coordinate the scheduling of major haptics conferences, facilitate special conference sessions and journal issues on haptics, organize tutorials focused on haptics, and contribute towards the IEEE Transactions on Haptics.



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