Welcome to the website of the H-Haptics programme
H-Haptics is the largest Dutch research programme on haptics. It runs from 2011-2017 and involves 16 PhD students, 3 postdocs, and staff from four Dutch universities. It's aim: to develop Human-centered Haptic devices that assist humans in performing a wide variety of practical tasks. We believe this can be done by means of haptic shared control, which makes task requirements and constraints tangible. The correct design of intuitive haptic shared control requires a deep understanding of human motion control and perception, of the required tasks in the environments, and of mechatronics, control theory and haptic tele-operation.
H-Haptics combines the efforts of academic researchers with several companies, collaborating in seven individual research projects. The outcomes of the project will be a unified theory of designing and evaluating haptic shared control, and one or more demonstrators for each project.
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News (updated August 2015)
Teun Hoevenaars has won the first prize in the ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design competetion, with his parallel haptic master device for needle steering.
June 2015 : IEEE World Haptics Conference
H-Haptics organized a very entertaining and successful presence at the World Haptics 2015. We organized an engaging tutorial on haptic telerobotics and shared control which culminated in a very interactive panel discussion with Allison Okamura, Roberta Klatzky, Frans van der Helm, Astrid Kappers, Ed Colgate and Brent Gillespie.
Many of the H-Haptic researchers also contributed with talks, posters and demo’s, and even received several awards! Congratulations to Jeroen van Oosterhout for winning a haptic device, to Tricia and David for winning runner-up for best poster, and especially to Patrice Lambert for winning the best conference paper!
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May 2015: 4th H-Haptics Symposium
We are also currently preparing for the fourth and final H-Haptics Symposium, to be held on May 7-8, 2015. In addition to the hearing about the research progress from the PhDs over the last year, we will also discuss the outcomes from the research programme as a whole.
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