Planning Micromanipulations Using Haptic Interaction Environment

T. S. Simil and C. S. Kumar

ABSTRACT: The dominance of adhesive forces and the poor hand-eye coordination pose major challenges in the regime of micro assembly and related micromanipulation systems. The use of haptic technology can offer effective solutions to these challenges. This paper presents the development and use of a software tool which has been developed for planning micromanipulations with the aid of a haptic virtual environment. This development was realized through haptic simulations and a virtual environment representing a micro assembly domain. An assistive technique to guide the user during micro manipulation with the help of haptic interface has been proposed.

KEYWORDS: Virtual Reality, Haptics, Micromanipulation

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