Type of Document Thesis Author Chandrabalan, Clement Jones Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-08212004-165458 Title Design and Construction of 1 D.O.F Haptic Interface Degree Master of Science Department Mechanical Engineering, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title CARL A. MOORE Committee Member PATRICK HOLLIS Committee Member RODNEY ROBERTS Committee Member Keywords
- Haptic Interface
Date of Defense 2004-08-17 Availability unrestricted AbstractA haptic interface is a device that accepts as input the motion or force of a human
operator, and outputs force or motion to the operator based on a computer simulated
(virtual) environment. This thesis describes the design and construction of a one D.O.F
haptic interface. The purpose of the interface would be to study virtual reality simulations,
time delay in telerobotics communication, and virtual surface stability. Three designs
were considered to determine the best choice. The design criteria included specifications
such as low system inertia, imperceptible backlash, high dynamic range, and user comfort.
The detailed parts drawings of the design selected were completed using the Solidworks
Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) package. The parts were machined and assembled in-house
and virtual environments were developed to test the effectiveness of the haptic interface.
Descriptions of the virtual environments and user reactions to them are included along with
possible improvements for the interface design.
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