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Contact

Co-Chairs

antonio frisoli
Antonio Frisoli
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
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william provancher
William Provancher
University of Utah Salt Lake City, USA
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jee-hwan ryu
Jee-Hwan Ryu
Korea University of Technology, Korea
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Website

http://www.worldhaptics.org

Journal

IEEE Transactions on Haptics

Founding Date

October 2006

Member Count

552

For committee registration please proceed through http://www.worldhaptics.org/user

Activities

Recent Activities of the Technical Committee

The technical committee is sponsoring and organizing different activities among which we can list:

  • Two major organized conferences Haptic Symposium and Worldhaptics
  • Technical sponsorship of 1 journal, IEEE Transactions on Haptics

More in detail:

 

Conferences and related events

  • The 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptic Symposium will be held on April 14-17, 2013 at Daejon, Korea, General Chair Prof. Don-Soo Kwon see http://www.haptics2013.org/index.php
  • The Eurohaptics 2012 conference was held in Tampere, Finland, on June 12-15. Visit the conference web-site for further information <a href="http://www.eurohaptics2012.org/">Eurohaptics 2012</a>
  • The Haptic Symposium 2012 was held in Vancouver, Canada, on March 4-7. Visit the conference web-site for further information. http://2012.hapticssymposium.org. The conference included a celebrative retrospective of 20 years of Haptic Symposium
  • Within next ICRA 2014, the TCH is endorsing the workshop “Hand synergies - how to tame the complexity of grasping"

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Student exchange programs

The Technical Committee on Haptics (TCH) held continuously since last two years the Student Exchange Program for Cross-Disciplinary Fertilization. The program covers the travel expenses for a short-term exchange between two laboratories, with emphasis towards activities of cross-disciplinary fertilization. Applications are sought from any member of the TCH who proposes an interdisciplinary research activity.

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Career Awards:

The 2011 'TCH Early Career Award' was assigned to Prof. Seungmoon Choi, POSTECH;, while Prof. Allison Okamura, Stanford University,  was the recipient of the 2009 award, for their distinguished service to the community and scientific achievements

Haptics

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The goals of the IEEE Haptics TC/TF are to integrate the diverse interests of the highly interdisciplinary haptics research community and to improve communication among the different fields. It serves to coordinate the scheduling of major haptics conferences, facilitate special conference sessions and journal issues on haptics, organize tutorials focused on haptics, and contribute to the management of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics.

Scope:

Haptics research has permeated many disciplines and application areas.

Earliest efforts focused on sensory substitution: stimulating the sense of touch to convey imagery or speech for individuals with visual and/or auditory impairments. With the advent of force-feedback devices, there have been renewed interests in using haptic interfaces in teleoperator systems and virtual environments.

The successful deployment of haptic interfaces requires continuing advances in hardware design, control, software algorithms, as well as our understanding of the human somatosensory system. Priority areas include, but are by no means limited to:

  1. Devices & technology
  2. Tactile display and tactile sensing
  3. Haptic rendering
  4. Perception & psychophysics
  5. Neuroscience
  6. Haptic cognition
  7. Multimodal perception
  8. Sensory guided motor control
  9. Haptic Communication

Applications in entertainment, gaming, medicine, rehabilitation, education, data perceptualization, art, rapid prototyping, remote collaboration, etc.

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News:

  • The 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptic Symposium will be held on April 14-17, 2013 at Daejon, Korea, General Chair Prof. Don-Soo Kwon see http://www.haptics2013.org/index.php
  • Special Issue on "Haptics in Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering" in IEEE Transactions on Haptics,  Download the Call for Papers
  • The Knowledge Base  is now online with organized content about Haptics from Books to Conferences, Courses and Workshops, available at www.worldhaptics.org
  • ID membership introduced for registration at WHC09               

Website:

http://www.worldhaptics.org