ARTS-4966, 6965. Experimental Telepresence Spring ’08

Weekly Schedule, Assignments and Announcements


1/31 circuit workshop

Arduino interfacing information:
interfacing arduino with hardware:
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/InterfacingWithHardware
interfacing arduino with software:
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/InterfacingWithSoftware
interfacing arduino with MAX
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Interfacing/MaxMSP
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Code/MaxCommunicationExamples


voltage divider circuits
http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/sensors/Schematics/VoltageDivider
components for musical devices:
http://devices.sapp.org/component/


Tactile sound in home theater guide
http://www.practical-home-theater-guide.com/bass-shakers.html
Buttkickers
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=ButtKickers&search-type=ss&index=electronics
clark synthesis
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Clark%20Synthesis%20Tactile%20Transducers&search-type=ss&index=electronics

 

1/17 First Class and Project Orientation

Assignment:

Think about haptic interfaces for large and small ensembles, individuals, wired and wireless possibilities. We need to come up with a design and prototype that we can build as soon as possible to begin trying out communications and integration into telepresence software.


Investigate the following links and other related material having to do with telepresence and haptics and come up with a set of ideas to present to the class regarding work that you discovered and the design and use of haptic interfaces for co-located communication and performance.

Class Presentation: Make a presentation of your "dream" designs for haptic interfaces and ways that we can use them. Presentations should be as media-rich as possible including links, web pages, sounds, drawings, animations etc. that we can post and share on our web site.


Install skype and ichat and create an account. by next week, we will exchange account names.


Purchase a headset mic for skype/ichat.


Links:

Rensselaer's "Technophobe" Site from Neil Rolnick's collaboration:
http://www.academy.rpi.edu/projects/technophobe/


Kyle’s Haptics wikis
http://haptics.bluwiki.com/go/Category:Actuators
http://haptics.bluwiki.com/go/Category:Haptics

The SensorWiki:

Related Haptics Projects:

Basic Definition and previous uses of haptic feedback
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haptic

Haptic Symposium http://www.hapticssymposium.org/
http://touchlab.mit.edu/ links to DIY articles and projects:

Haptic Music Excercises (Verplank): http://nime.org/2005/proc/nime2005_256.pdf
Haptic Theremin http://petemoss.org/qualcrit/haptictheremin.pdf

A Shoulder Pad Insert Vibrotactile Display
http://wearables.unisa.edu.au/projects/EJacket/Papers/spad-iswc2003.pdf
The HugShirt - telesnuggling...
http://www.cutecircuit.com/now/projects/wearables/fr-hugs/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cKuG-zI3f0

vibrotactile displays citations: http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/656602.html