Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have created a robotic arm facilitating light, affordable, and accessible haptic force feedback.
The researchers say the Mantis can be built for a twentieth of the cost of its market equivalent, by using significantly less-expensive components.
Bristol's Anne Roudaut said Mantis extends humans' inherent tactile sense by allowing users to touch and feel three-dimensional objects, which will add realism to the virtual reality (VR) experience.
Said Roudaut, "Humans already have a great sense of touch. Mantis expands on this innate ability by enabling people to touch and feel 3D objects, adding more depth to the VR experience.”
From University of Bristol News (U.K.)
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