Recent innovation in embedded computing systems has allowed a new generation of smart devices and home appliances, such as tablets, smartphones and smartTVs, with embedded complete computing and networking capabilities for a more intuitive and functional operation. In this paper we present a novel approach for the control of haptic devices, where control, interfacing and networking capabilities are fully embedded into device electronics. The design and development is based on a dual core processor, separating the execution of low- level controls and high-level application layers, and a network controller supporting basic services and an embedded light web server interface. The approach allows us to fully operate the haptic device through network and the Web without the need of any additional hardware or software. In what follows we show the design guidelines, the physical implementation and the achieved results of the proposed device. The improved usability and flexibility of the system are presented through sample haptic rendering demonstrations.

A Networked Haptic Embedded Controller

AVIZZANO, Carlo Alberto;RUFFALDI, EMANUELE;LEONARDIS, DANIELE;BERGAMASCO, Massimo
2014

Abstract

Recent innovation in embedded computing systems has allowed a new generation of smart devices and home appliances, such as tablets, smartphones and smartTVs, with embedded complete computing and networking capabilities for a more intuitive and functional operation. In this paper we present a novel approach for the control of haptic devices, where control, interfacing and networking capabilities are fully embedded into device electronics. The design and development is based on a dual core processor, separating the execution of low- level controls and high-level application layers, and a network controller supporting basic services and an embedded light web server interface. The approach allows us to fully operate the haptic device through network and the Web without the need of any additional hardware or software. In what follows we show the design guidelines, the physical implementation and the achieved results of the proposed device. The improved usability and flexibility of the system are presented through sample haptic rendering demonstrations.
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