Hand Haptic Perception

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 95)


Haptic perception encompasses tactile feedback and kinesthetic feedback. The haptic experience of touching an object by hand conveys information to the human about the object’s material properties such as stiffness, texture, and weight and its shape properties such as size, orientation and curvature. In this chapter, we review how these properties are perceived through the sense of touch.


Tactile feedback Kinesthetic feedback Time-delayed haptic feedback Object material properties Object shape properties Exploratory hand movements 



This research was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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