Sensory Perception & Interaction Research Group

University of British Columbia

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Swindells, C., MacLean, K. E. (2007). "Capturing the Dynamics of Mechanical Knobs." in Proceedings of World Haptics Conference (WHC), IEEE Press.
We present a novel experimental apparatus for the capture and replay of physical controls (mechanical knobs), as well as a set of acquired models and a design discussion related to the characterization approach taken here. Our work extends existing research by addressing problems surrounding identification of physical controls, including sensor gripping techniques for arbitrary target devices; and improved hardware and algorithm combinations for finer capture resolutions. Models were acquired from 5 real knobs, based on 2nd order model fits to torque and kinematic results of swept-sine excitations
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