Haptic Collaboration over the Internet

  title={Haptic Collaboration over the Internet},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Pedro Hespanha and Margaret McLaughlin and Gaurav S. Sukhatme and Minoo Akbarian and Rajiv Garg and Weirong Zhu},
We address the real-time collection and simultaneous broadcast of haptic information to multiple haptic session participants, so that collaborative exploration of objects is possible, even when users are equipped with disparate haptic devices, such as the PHANToM and the CyberGrasp. We have designed and are currently testing a prototype system for haptic collaboration over the Internet. The basic idea is to provide a framework for multiple users (each with his or her own haptic device connected… CONTINUE READING
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