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Passive force display using ER brakes and its control experiments

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3 Author(s)
Sakaguchi, M. ; Dept. of Comput.-Controlled Mech. Syst., Osaka Univ., Japan ; Furusho, J. ; Takesue, N.

Force information is often required for tele-operation systems and virtual reality. Conventional force displays are active systems with actuators. This, however, is inherently active, so that it may become a danger. Consequently, passive force display is an effective method for assuring safety. The authors developed a brake using ER (electrorheological) fluid and passive force display using ER brakes. They discuss two degree of freedom passive force display and basic control experiments.

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Virtual Reality, 2001. Proceedings. IEEE

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17-17 March 2001