Controlling robots from a distance to perform complex operations is not without its challenges. The Cutaneous Haptic Feedback system is designed to enhance the performance of robotic teleoperation systems. Here is how the researchers put it to the test:
We carried out two peg-in-hole experiments, both in a virtual environment and in a real (teleoperated) environment. Two novel 3-degree-of-freedom fingertip cutaneous displays deliver a suitable amount of cutaneous feedback at the thumb and index fingers. Cutaneous feedback was outperformed by full haptic feedback provided by grounded haptic interfaces, but it outperformed conditions providing no force feedback at all.
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