In this paper, we address the problem of haptic simulation of a gear selector lever using a two degreesoffreedom mechatronic lever. To reproduce the behavior of a customary gearshift, we propose suitable virtual artificial potential fields that generate the desired force profiles. The artificial potential functions are based on generalized sigmoid functions and contain parameters that have intuitive physical meaning and that can be easily adjusted to change theforce sensations fed to the user. To validate our approach experiments have been carried out.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 11th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems, 31 August - 2 September 2010, Valenciennes, France
|Published - 2010