Force feedback, or FFB, is the recreation of a physical object's mass, or resistance to being moved, in a virtual object. It enables the creation of counter forces - you push, it pushes back - and active forces upon a user's body.
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In October 2009, iRobot announced that they would be receiving additional funding from the US Robotics Technology Consortium. They plan to use much of this money to add full haptic feedback technology to their heavy-duty robots.
Novint Falcon is a commercial grade haptics unit. Essentially, it is a 3D joystick that responds with the full range of force: Weight, shape, texture, dimension, dynamics and force effects.
Ray Kurzweil is a formidable force in VR and AI. Hell, he is a formidable force anywhere he has turned his attention. He has a knack for predicting the future, and so far so far not a single one of his predictions has ever been wrong. This book is his theory on Accelerating Intelligence made flesh and a warning for the monumental acceleration of technological change in the years to come.
Looks at the most powerful of all plots - those which force a permanant change to something within the world, and what you have to bear in mind to achieve this.
It has been a staple of our understanding of the processes behind human dexterity for decades, that the faster you push at something, the more force you exert. Now, it seems that is not actually accurate.
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This is very much, through and through, a sceptic and downcryer?s book. A 180 page tome of essays that often argue utterly against the use of virtual environments for any purpose whatsoever, and decries them as a force of change.
Shimi is the product of research done at Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology. It is, in essence, an artificial intelligence DJ. It recommends songs, dances to the beat and keeps the music pumping based on listener feedback.
A comparison. Two women, both with prosthetic limbs. On the left, a standard prosthetic. On the right, a haptic prosthetic giving touch feedback. Who can complete the task faster, and is there much difference?
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VirTra Systems, Inc, Arlington, Texas, yesterday - July 12 - announced an expanded contract with the United States military for the company's IVR-300(TM) advanced training simulators.
Unable to disclose specifics about the c...
LOS ANGELES ? NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories will demonstrate a new approach to perception technology at the Siggraph 2004 Conference and Expo this week that untethers the virtual-reality experience from gloves and wires.
he Air Force says it performed no advance testing on the specific type of military GPS receiver that had problems picking up locator signals after a change in ground-control software.
The Air Force said Monday that it perform...
Gel-filled fingertips could give prosthetic hands greater sensitivity, even allowing them to react "instinctively" to objects slipping from their grasp.
Human hands automatically estimate the minimum force needed to hold on...
University at Buffalo's Virtual Reality lab have developed a virtual clay sculpting system to enable users to sculpt a block of clay, or anything else malliable. The resulting product is stored in VR, and can be produced using CAM manufact...