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CE-670  Haptic Systems    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
The required theoretical and practical background to design and development of haptic systems is provided in this course. Haptic technology enables computer users to touch and/or manipulate virtual or remote objects in simulated environments or tele-operation systems. This course aims to cover the basics of haptics through lectures, homework, lab assignments, a term project, and readings on current topics in haptics. Through lab assignments, students learn to create haptic-enabled virtual environments using a haptic device. Topics include current haptic technology and devices, the human haptic system, human haptic perception and psychophysics, haptic rendering of virtual objects. Students will be required to complete projects or independent review of research topics with approval of the instructor.
Lecture: 3, Lab 2, Other 0