IEICE Electronics Express
Online ISSN : 1349-2543
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A unified haptic representation for fluid and deformable objects
Yong-Ho YooYoonSang KimSang-Youn Kim
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2010 Volume 7 Issue 3 Pages 170-176

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This paper presents a unified haptic modeling method for physical systems irrespective of their types. Previously, we have proposed an energy-based approach which haptically renders rigid and deformable objects without reference to their material. However, it is not easy to represent the haptic behavior of a fluid or fluid-deformable object with the previously proposed method because there is no method for handling fluid objects and no additional interface between a fluid object and the other objects. Therefore, this paper proposes a modeling framework in which rigid, deformable, and fluid objects are represented by one modeling method.

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