A Smart System for Haptic Quality Control: A Knowledge-Based Approach to Formalize the Sense of Touch

  • Bruno AlbertEmail author
  • François De Bertrand De Beuvron
  • Cecilia Zanni-Merk
  • Jean-Luc Maire
  • Maurice Pillet
  • Julien Charrier
  • Christophe Knecht
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 914)


The field of quality control has seen over the last decades a variety of studies and innovations turned towards the improvement of the perceptions rendered through manufactured products. Thus, quality checks do not only rely on technical control, but on a diversity of controls which correspond to the senses involved when interacting with a product. However, the quality specifications and in particular the vocabulary used for their description are still very specific to each product or industrial domain. With the perspective of simplifying and standardizing perceived quality control, this study aims at providing a Smart System based on knowledge modelling methods which is capable of guiding manufacturers in the process of structuring, generalizing and eventually automatizing the control process related to perceived quality and touch in particular. This paper presents a general framework for the Smart System as well as an ontological structure for the representation of perceived quality knowledge. The specificities of the sense of touch are detailed and led to the proposition of novel formalized description and conceptual model of haptic perceptions.


Sensory perception Haptics Smart system Semantic analysis Quality control Perceived quality 



This work has been done within a thesis project funded by the French technological research association (ANRT) as well as the company INEVA (INEVA: This work is the result of a collaboration between three parties, which are all acknowledged here: the company INEVA, the INSA de Strasbourg (with the ICube laboratory) and the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (with the SYMME laboratory).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Albert
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    Email author
  • François De Bertrand De Beuvron
    • 1
  • Cecilia Zanni-Merk
    • 3
  • Jean-Luc Maire
    • 2
  • Maurice Pillet
    • 2
  • Julien Charrier
    • 4
  • Christophe Knecht
    • 4
  1. 1.ICube Laboratory SDC Team, INSA de StrasbourgIllkirchFrance
  2. 2.SYMME Laboratory, Université Savoie Mont-BlancAnnecy-Le-VieuxFrance
  3. 3.LITIS Laboratory, INSA de RouenSaint Etienne du RouvrayFrance
  4. 4.INEVAIllkirchFrance

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