A Unified Haptic Representation for Fluid and Deformable Objects

Yong-Ho Yoo; YoonSang Kim; Sang-Youn Kim

In: The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers IEICE Electronics Express (ELEX), Vol. 7, Pages 170-176, IEICE Electronics Express, 2/2010.


This paper presents a unified haptic modeling method for physical systems irrespective of their types. Previously, we have proposed an energy-based approach which haptically renders rigid and deformable objects without reference to their material. However, it is not easy to represent the haptic behavior of a fluid or fluid-deformable object with the previously proposed method because there is no method for handling fluid objects and no additional interface between a fluid object and the other objects. Therefore, this paper proposes a modeling framework in which rigid, deformable, and fluid objects are represented by one modeling method.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence