Haptic search for spheres and cubes

M. A. Plaisier, W. M. Bergmann Tiest, A.M.L. Kappers

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If you have multiple objects in your pocket, some are easy to find among the other ones, for instance, when they differ much in material properties or shape. Information on which haptic features stand out among others is valuable for research into the haptic system in general, but also for haptic interface design. In this research we focussed on saliency of shape, by letting subjects search for cubes or spheres. Response times were measured as a function of the number of items. We found that search for a cube among spheres is more efficient than search for a sphere among cubes and that the dynamics of the sliding of the shapes along each other play an important role in haptic search.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics: perception and devices and scenarios
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2008, Madrid, Spain, June 10-13, 2008. Proceedings
EditorsM. Ferre
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-69057-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-69056-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event6th EuroHaptics Conference 2008 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 10 Jun 200813 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th EuroHaptics Conference 2008


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