stanford artificial inteligence laboratory


Introduced for the first time in 2002 by Professor Kenneth Salisbury and myself, Experimental Haptics is an advanced course for graduate students. This class covers the fundamental concepts in haptics rendering, collision detection, dynamic simulation and hardware interface design. Throughout this course student are invited to build an application or a haptic display.

Previous projects have included the development of force-feedback interfaces for haptic grasping, augmented haptic teleoperation schemes for driving mobile robots in remote locations, applications for medical gesture training, virtual sculpting and engraving tools, games and various user interface concept studies combining haptics, audio and video modalities.