Develop miniaturized device able to stimulate the skin at multiple length and time scales. This device will be based on an established technique aimed at creating sub-surface stain fields targeted at the cutaneous mechanoreceptors by modifying boundary condition of finger pads or of robotic tactile sensors in the tangential direction. The current system based on piezoelectric actuators has unique capabilities but is expensive, complex to commission and has intrinsic limitation on terms of spatial and temporal resolution. The project will also explore, with ESR1, the development of a 2-stage electromagnet device making it possible to adjust the spatial and temporal resolution to various targets.
A miniaturized device able to stimulate the skin at multiple length and time scales.
UoG: training on miniaturization and micro/nanofabrication
ULUND: to learn about the use of miniaturized display for haptic input features
BMW: training on haptics in automation
Host institution: Actonika
Enrolments (in Doctoral degree): University of Glasgow
Vincent Hayward, Henrik Jörntell
This project is founded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861166 (INTUITIVE)