Dangxiao Wang

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Performance evaluation is indispensable for a surgical simulator to become acceptable. A haptics-based dental simulator (iDental) has been developed and preliminary user evaluation on its first-generation prototype has been carried out to gain the knowledge. Based on detailed requirement analysis of Periodontics procedures, a combined evaluation method(More)
Six-degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) haptic rendering for fine manipulation in narrow space is a challenging topic because of frequent constraint changes caused by small tool movement and the requirement to preserve the feel of fine-features of objects. In this paper, we introduce a configuration-based constrained optimization method for solving this rendering(More)
Human resolution of collocation error between haptic and stereoscopic displays influences the design of visuo-haptic rendering algorithms, yet it is not well characterized. In the present study, we propose quantified metrics to measure the visuo-haptic collocation error and a prototype based on half-silvered mirror is established to validate the metrics.(More)
This paper presents a novel constraint-based six degree-of-freedom (6-DoF) haptic rendering algorithm for simulating both contact forces and torques between interacting rigid bodies. We represent an object using a hierarchy of spheres, i.e., a sphere-tree. Such a representation allows fast detection of multiple contacts/collisions among objects and(More)
It is difficult to implement a stable and realistic haptic simulation for cutting rigid objects that is based on a damping model because of an inevitable conflict between stability and high output force. This paper presents pas-sivity techniques to show that an excessive damping coefficient causes the output stiffness to exceed the maximum output stiffness(More)
As a preliminary step to achieve a long-term goal of developing an automatic dental preparation system for clinical operations, we design and build a miniature robotic system which can manipulate a laser beam to move in three dimensional spaces to remove hard tissue from a target tooth. The dental preparation requires the robotic system to own high(More)
Piecewise linear polygonal model has only G 0 continuity, thus users can easily feel the edges when using haptic device to touch a solid represented by coarse polygonal meshes. To produce an appealing haptic sensation for smooth solids, a large number of polygons are needed in conventional approaches. This, however, slows down computation and consumes much(More)