International Journal of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering(IJIEEE).
Paper Title - Robotic Arm With Haptic Feedback
With current advances in technology, it is possible to remotely operate a robot to do delicate tasks such as
surgeries and replacement of delicate equipment. However very few real-time haptic feedback systems exist till date to
actually replicate the movement constraints, the temperature, the pressure and other parameters so as to actually immerse the
operator in the operating environment. Simply put, there is no feedback mechanism which actually makes the operator feel
the touch of what a robot is holding or sensing. Haptics or kinesthetic technology is the science of feedback which recreates
the sense of touch by applying forces and vibrations onto the user. A particular state or condition of the device or the robot is
bound to a specific haptic gesture. But this does not give the operator complete information about the physical bounds within
which a robot can move. The proposed robotic arm is controlled by the human hand. Flex sensors are used to sense the finger
movements. This information is transmitted to the robotic arm which moves accordingly. When the arm holds an object, the
relevant feedback is given to a system on the controller’s hand which activates the haptic system and provides relevant
sensory information to the human hand according to the properties of the object
Keywords - Haptics, Kinesthetic Technology.