Skip main navigation

New offer! Get 30% off one whole year of Unlimited learning. Subscribe for just £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

Fingertip haptics

A PhD student from the University of Reading demonstrates a device that combines a 3D environment with a multi-fingertip, haptic device.

Dr Peter Scarfe, researcher and lecturer from the School of Psychology at the University of Reading introduces PhD student, Victoria Oguntosin, demonstrating one of the devices designed and built by Cybernetics Researchers at the University of Reading.

The device consists of a workbench that enables the user to manipulate a pile of blocks and explore different surface textures, using a combination of 3D virtual reality and a multi-fingered, haptic robot.

This article is from the free online

Begin Robotics

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now