Haptic Interfaces & Virtual Reality
Tokyo Institute of Technology –
This talk presents the history and evolution of the haptic interface system SPIDAR. Since its first version in 1989, SPIDAR system was adopted and customized to various kinds of virtual environments to meet user and task’s requirements. Ranging from a simple pick and place task to more complicated physical based interactions, SPIDAR has emerged as a distinguished haptic interface capable of displaying various aspects of force feedback while having the following advantages: 1) scalable system, with simple modification it can fits to most of the required working space in virtual environment. Desktop, workbench, human-scale, and networked versions have been developed to accommodate different demand of VR applications. 2) String based, its usage of string based technology to track user hands or fingers position as well as displaying back force feedback. 3) Transparent system, It keeps the working space transparent and do not obscure the visual display system.
Makoto Sato was born on February 26, 1951. He received his B.E., M.E. and Dr. Degrees in 1973, 1975 and 1978, respectively, from Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1978 to 1986, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1986 and Professor in 1996 at Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology. .He is now a professor emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology , Japan. He has worked on pattern recognition, computer vision, human interface and virtual reality. He has invented and developed a string-based haptic device SPIDAR. He is a member of IEICE, ITE, IPSJ, VRSJ and IEEE
Date: 2017-Feb-23 Time: 11:30:00 Room: room 1.38 @ INESC-ID TagusPark
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.