We develop advanced technologies in robotics, mechatronics, and sensing to create interactive, dynamic physical 3D displays and haptic interfaces that allow 3D information to be touched as well as seen. We are specifically interested in using these novel interfaces to support richer remote collaboration, computer aided design, education, and interfaces for people with visual impairments. In pursuit of these goals, we use a design process grounded in iterative prototyping and human centered design and look to create new understanding about human perception and interaction through controlled studies.
Our research in Human Computer Interaction and Human Robot Interaction currently directed in six areas:
Modeling and Applying Visuo-Haptic Illusions and Multimodal Haptics
Dissipative Haptic Devices
Accessible STEM Education Through Haptic and Multimodal Interaction
Interaction and Display with Swarm User Interfaces