Virtual Force Feedback Lessons, Challenges, Future Applications
Grigore C. Burdea* and Noshir A. Langrana**
*Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
**Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Rutgers -The State University of New Jersey, CORE Bldg, CAIP Center, P.O. Box 1390, Piscataway, NJ, 08855-1390, U.S.A.
Virtual force feedback prototypes have been developed in the last couple of years. Their number of degrees of freedom and range of motion are limited by present (bulky) actuator technology. Lessons from these first prototypes point to possible solutions in the future. Several applications of virtual reality with force feedback are then described.