インターネットを用いた力覚コミュニケーション Haptic Communication through Internet
Force feedback plays an important roll in manipulation in virtual environment. We have developed a software tool for programmers of haptic virtual environment called VECS (Virtual Environment Construction System). Required update rate of force feedback is much higher than that of visual feedback. VECS enables high update rate of force display in complex virtual environment. VECS has network interface by which multiple force displays are connected each other. In SIGGRAPH '95 we connected two force displays by Internet : One is located in Los Angels and the other is in Tsukuba. We also developed a WWW client called "Haptic Web." VECS supports VRML format. Users can feel rigidity or weight of virtual objects stored in a WWW server.
シミュレーション 16(1), 38-45, 1997-03-15