Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute
|In this paper, we propose a new concept of visual/haptic interfaces called WYSIWYF display. The proposed concept provides correct visual/haptic registration using a vision-based object tracking technique and a video keying technique so that what the user can see via a visual interface is consistent with what he/she can feel through a haptic interface.
Using Chroma Keying, a live video image of the user's hand is extracted and blended with the graphic scene of the virtual environment. The user's hand ``encounters'' the haptic device exactly when his/her hand touches a virtual object in the blended scene. The first prototype has been built and the proposed concept was demonstrated.
|haptic interface, registration, vision-based tracking|
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s):
Microdynamic Systems Laboratory
Associated Project(s): Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interfaces
|Y. Yokokohji, Ralph Hollis, and Takeo Kanade, "What you can see is what you can feel. - Development of a visual/haptic interface to virtual environment," Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium 1996 (VRAIS '96), April, 1996, pp. 46-53.|
author = "Y. Yokokohji and Ralph Hollis and Takeo Kanade",
title = "What you can see is what you can feel. - Development of a visual/haptic interface to virtual environment",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium 1996 (VRAIS '96)",
pages = "46-53",
month = "April",
year = "1996",
|The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.|
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