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Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interfaces
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Head: Ralph Hollis
Contact: Ralph Hollis
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Microdynamic Systems Laboratory
Project Homepage
  • Design and operation of a force-reflecting magnetic levitation coarse-fine teleoperation system

    Bertram Unger and Ralph Hollis
    Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '04), May, 2004, pp. 4147 - 4152.
    Details | pdf (459KB) | Copyrighted

  • Lorentz Magnetic Levitation for Haptic Interaction: Device Design, Performance, and Integration with Physical Simulations

    Peter Berkelman and Ralph Hollis
    The International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 19, No. 7, pp. 644 - 667, July, 2000.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Tool-Based Haptic Interaction with Dynamic Physical Simulations using Lorentz Magnetic Levitation

    Peter Berkelman
    doctoral dissertation, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-99-11, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 1999
    Details | pdf (4MB) | Copyrighted

  • Interaction with a Realtime Dynamic Environment Simulation using a Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interface Device

    Peter Berkelman, Ralph Hollis, and David Baraff
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 1999, pp. 3261 - 3266.
    Details | pdf (480KB) | Copyrighted

  • Dynamic performance of a hemispherical magnetic levitation haptic interface device

    Peter Berkelman and Ralph Hollis
    SPIE Int'l Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Intelligent Manufacturing, September, 1997.
    Details | pdf (519KB) | Copyrighted

  • What you can see is what you can feel. - Development of a visual/haptic interface to virtual environment

    Y. Yokokohji, Ralph Hollis, and Takeo Kanade
    Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium 1996 (VRAIS '96), April, 1996, pp. 46-53.
    Details | pdf (249KB) | Copyrighted

  • Design of a Hemispherical Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interface Device

    Peter Berkelman, Zack Butler, and Ralph Hollis
    Proceedings of the ASME IMECE Haptic Symposium, November, 1996, pp. 483 - 488.
    Details | pdf (272KB) | Copyrighted

  • Interactive simulation of solid rigid bodies

    David Baraff
    IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 15, pp. 63 - 75, 1995.

  • Lorentz Levitation Technology: a New Approach to Fine Motion Robotics, Teleoperation, Haptic Interfaces, and Vibration Isolation

    Ralph Hollis and S. E. Salcudean
    Int'l Symposium for Robotics Research, October, 1993.
    Details | pdf (489KB) | Copyrighted