Inwook Hwang

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A mobile haptic interface (MHI) refers to a system where a grounded force-feedback haptic interface is mounted onto a mobile robot to provide the user with unlimited workspace, especially for large virtual environments. In MHI, the mobile base needs to quickly change the movement direction, thus a omni-directional robot is preferred. In this paper, we(More)
Purpose: This research is aimed at developing a surgical robot for spinal fusion and its control framework that provides higher operation accuracy, greater flexibility of robot position control, and improved ergonomics. Design/Methodology/Approach: A human-guided robot for the spinal fusion surgery has been developed with a dexterous end-effector that is(More)
The graph partitioning problem occurs in numerous applications such as circuit placement, matrix factorization, load balancing, and community detection. For this problem, genetic algorithm is a representative approach with competitive performance with many related papers being published. Although there are a number of surveys on graph partitioning, none of(More)
We introduce a novel dual-band haptic music player for real-time simultaneous vibrotactile playback with music in mobile devices. Our haptic music player features a new miniature dual-mode actuator that can produce vibrations consisting of two principal frequencies and a real-time vibration generation algorithm that can extract vibration commands from a(More)
Vibrotactile rendering is an emerging interaction method for information transmission in mobile devices, replacing or supplementing visual and auditory displays. To design effective vibrotactile actuators or display algorithms, an understanding of the perceived intensity (strength) of their vibrations is essential. This paper aims to build a robust model(More)
A Mobile Haptic Interface (MHI), a force-feedback haptic interface with a mobile base, allows to render very large virtual objects in a safe and portable manner. In this paper, we present a novel MHI system, featured with: 1) extended horizontal workspace using a omni-directional mobile base, 2) extended vertical workspace using a linear lift, 3)(More)
A haptic icon is a short physical stimulus attached to a simple meaning, which provides information and feedback to a user. To scale the utility demonstrated for small icon sets to larger ones, we need efficient strategies to help users learn subtle distinctions among stimuli, in a modality for which they may not hold detailed descriptive percepts. This(More)