Figure/Ground Segmentation via a Haptic Glance: Attributing Initial Finger Contacts to Objects or Their Supporting Surfaces

@article{Pawluk2011FigureGroundSV,
  title={Figure/Ground Segmentation via a Haptic Glance: Attributing Initial Finger Contacts to Objects or Their Supporting Surfaces},
  author={Dianne T. V. Pawluk and Ryo Kitada and Aneta Abramowicz and Cheryl L. Hamilton and Susan J. Lederman},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Haptics},
  year={2011},
  volume={4},
  pages={2-13}
}
The current study addresses the well-known “figure/ground” problem in human perception, a fundamental topic that has received surprisingly little attention from touch scientists to date. Our approach is grounded in, and directly guided by, current knowledge concerning the nature of haptic processing. Given inherent figure/ground ambiguity in natural scenes… CONTINUE READING