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Led by Prof. Becky Peterson, the research focuses on a category of materials important for low power logic operations, high pixel density screens, touch screens, and haptic displays.

Scalable method to manufacture thin film transistors achieves ultra-clean interface for high performance, low-voltage device operation

Built around a custom-made haptic feedback sleeve and an Intel RealSense camera in a 3D-printed glasses housing, this navigation system lets its user find their way even in absolute darkness.

A wearable navigation system, featuring a 3D camera, offers a hands-free navigation solution for the blind

The Robot Teleoperativo is a new robotics result achieved at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and combining the rugged locomotion of HyQReal robot with dexterous and powerful manipulation assured by a new robotic arm, controlled by immersive VR visualization and haptic teleoperation.

The new IIT's "Robot Teleoperativo" (teleoperation robot)

Andrew Spielberg is a PhD student at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory where he develops tools to automate both rigid and soft robot design.

Innovators Update S2E1: A Glove That Bridges The Gap Between Reality and Digitized Worlds

In a topsy-turvy world, we humans often take for granted our ability to pick up and handle objects of different weights and sizes. We’ve probably all had the experience of picking up a suitcase that we assume is quite heavy and realizing that it’s completely empty.

Robot stably swings objects into specific poses

Strings attached to hand, fingers create more realistic haptic feedback

New Device Simulates Feel of Walls, Solid Objects in Virtual Reality

Communication technologies built into a firefighter’s helmet can send directional information in realtime to firefighters working in dangerous environments.

Safety helmet for firefighters

In a project called METERON, the European Space Agency (ESA) is exploring how advanced robots could be used to repair satellites in orbit or probe hostile environments like the Martian and lunar surfaces.

An EPFL robot in space

The tactile joystick developed by startup Foldaway Haptics brings the sense of touch to mobile devices, drones and, in a smaller version, to virtual reality controls. A pocket-sized device, which can be unfolded in an instant.

A little fold-up joystick brings haptics to portable devices

A new joystick developed by startup MotionPilot lets users fly drones with just one hand in a fun, intuitive way. One version of this device includes a haptic feedback mechanism that gives users a sense of the drone’s position as it moves through the air.

Using haptic feedback joysticks to fly drones

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