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Tool and object based synchronization in collaborative haptics

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2 Author(s)
F. Bogsanyi ; Algonquin Coll., Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; M. L. Miller

Distributed collaborative virtual environments (CVEs) have traditionally utilized an object-based synchronization model. Avango (Tramberand,, for example, implements a distributed shared memory model and synchronizes nodes and fields. Similar models are used by CVEs based on MPEG-4 (Hosseini and Georganas, 2002). We discuss existing object-based synchronization models and the implications of extending these techniques for distributed haptic CVEs. We propose an alternative tool-based synchronization model that synchronizes the event(s) that cause change rather than their effects.

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Haptic Virtual Environments and Their Applications, IEEE International Workshop 2002 HAVE

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