The Sense of Touch and its Rendering

Progress in Haptics Research

  • Editors
  • Antonio Bicchi
  • Martin Buss
  • Marc O. Ernst
  • Angelika Peer

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction

    1. Antonio Bicchi, Martin Buss, Marc O. Ernst, Angelika Peer
      Pages 1-3
  3. Part I: Psychophysical and Neuropsychological Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Emiliano Ricciardi, Daniela Bonino, Lorenzo Sani, Pietro Pietrini
      Pages 7-24
    3. R. Martyn Bracewell, Andrew S. Wimperis, Alan M. Wing
      Pages 25-37
    4. Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Nicola Sgambelluri, Antonio Bicchi
      Pages 39-60
    5. Jean-Pierre Bresciani, Knut Drewing, Marc O. Ernst
      Pages 61-106
  4. Part II: Technology and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Roger Gassert, Dominique Chapuis, Nick Roach, Alan Wing, Hannes Bleuler
      Pages 109-129
    3. Johann Citérin, Abderrahmane Kheddar
      Pages 131-154
    4. Nicola Sgambelluri, Enzo P. Scilingo, Rocco Rizzo, Antonio Bicchi
      Pages 155-178
    5. Michael Fritschi, Hasan Esen, Martin Buss, Marc O. Ernst
      Pages 179-206
    6. Abdelhamid Drif, Benjamin Le Mercier, Abderrahmane Kheddar
      Pages 207-224
    7. Matthias Harders, Peter Leskovsky, Theresa Cooke, Marc Ernst, Gabor Szekely
      Pages 225-244
    8. Hasan Esen, Ken’ichi Yano, Martin Buss
      Pages 245-278
  5. Back Matter

About this book


"Sense of Touch and its Rendering" presents a unique and interdisciplinary approach highlighting the field of haptic research from a neuropsychological as well as a technological point of view. This edited book is the outcome of the TOUCH-HapSys European research project and provides an important contribution towards a new generation of high-fidelity haptic display technologies. The book is structured in two parts: A. Fundamental Psychophysical and Neuropsychological Research and B. Technology and Applications. The two parts are not however separated, and the many connections and synergies between the two complementary domains of research are highlighted in the text. The eleven chapters discuss the recent advances in the study of human haptic (kinaesthetic, tactile, temperature) and multimodal (visual, auditory, haptic) perception mechanisms. Besides the theoretical advancement, the contributions survey the state-of-the-art in the field, report a number of practical applications to real systems, and discuss possible future developments.


Haptic Perception Haptics Haptics Technology Multimodal Interface actuator display temperature virtual reality

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79034-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79035-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-742X
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