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Friction force is cumbersome in numerical simulations due to its discontinuity at zero velocity. Fixed-step simulation techniques are especially desirable for control purposes, such as haptic friction rendering and friction compensation. Previous techniques have difficulties especially in numerical robustness and extensibility to multidimensional cases.(More)
This paper introduces a device for enhancing detection of surface undulation through active touch. This device, which we call a “tactile contact lens,” is composed of a sheet and numerous pins arranged on one side of the sheet. Experimental results show that a small bump on a surface can be detected more accurately through this device than by(More)
Passive walker with knees can walk down shallow slope in a natural gait and can exhibit a stable limit cycle. Though the passive walker is mechanically simple, it is a sort of hybrid system that combines the continuous dynamics of leg-swing motion and the discrete event of leg-exchange. In this paper, we focus on the mechanism of fixed point. We demonstrate(More)
Haptic perception is bidirectionally related to exploratory movements, which means that exploration influences perception, but perception also influences exploration. We can optimize or change exploratory movements according to the perception and/or the task, consciously or unconsciously. This paper presents a psychophysical experiment on active roughness(More)
In this research, a buried suture simulator is developed from attention that there is a most complicated diversity in plastic surgery. Buried suture is one of suture techniques with difficult usage. In comparison with normal suture, buried suture needs more care because it is difficult to handle it. Moreover accuracy of surgical techniques or effect of(More)
OBJECT In endovascular coil embolization for an intracranial aneurysm, the excessive pressure created during coil insertion into an aneurysm can cause a catastrophic rupture or dislodge a microcatheter tip from the aneurysm dome, resulting in insufficient embolization. Such undue mechanical pressure can only be subjectively detected by the subtle tactile(More)
In coil embolization for an intracranial aneurysm, it is important to appropriately choose the coil most suitable for coping with various unforeseen situations. Additionally, because dense coil packing of the aneurysm sac is the most important factor to avoid a recurrence, properly selecting the coil is essential. In this article, the authors measured the(More)