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Technologies for haptic displays in teleoperation

G.J. Monkman (Fachhochschule Regensburg, Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, Germany)
S. Egersdörfer (Fachhochschule Regensburg, Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, Germany)
A. Meier (Fachhochschule Regensburg, Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, Germany)
H. Böse (Fraunhofer‐Institut für Silicatforschung, Würzburg, Germany)
M. Baumann (Fraunhofer‐Institut für Silicatforschung, Würzburg, Germany)
H. Ermert (Ruhr‐Universität Bochum, Germany)
W. Kahled (Ruhr‐Universität Bochum, Germany)
H. Freimuth (Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz, Germany)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 December 2003



Since the 1960s many alphanumeric to tactile data conversion methods have been investigated, mainly with the ultimate aim of assisting the blind. More recently, interest has been directed toward the display of pictures on haptically explorable surfaces – tactile imaging – for a range of medical, remote sensing and entertainment purposes. This paper examines the technologies which have been utilised for haptically explorable tactile displays over the past three decades, focussing on those which appear commercially viable in the immediate future.



Monkman, G.J., Egersdörfer, S., Meier, A., Böse, H., Baumann, M., Ermert, H., Kahled, W. and Freimuth, H. (2003), "Technologies for haptic displays in teleoperation", Industrial Robot, Vol. 30 No. 6, pp. 525-530.




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