Workshop on Electrostatic Tactile Displays at World Haptics 2017

Electrostatic Tactile Displays

Half-day Panel Workshop

IEEE World Haptics 2017 | June 6, 2017 | Fürstenfeldbruck (Munich), German


Abstract: Surface haptics relies on modulating friction between a finger and a touch surface. There are basically twomethods to modulate surface friction: ultrasonic vibration and electrostatic attraction. In contrast to friction reduction by ultrasonic vibration, electrostatic attraction can be used to increase surface friction. The phenomenon based on electrostatic attraction -also called “electrovibration” – has recently become the favored method to generate tactile feedback on touchscreens. This half-day workshop aims at discussing the state-of-the-art electrostatic tactile displays, challenges in this field, and open questions to be addressed. This should enable us to point out future research directions.

1       Organizers

Gholamreza Ilkhani, M.S., & Evren Samur, Ph.D.
Bogazici University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey
P: +90 212 359 7112, +90 212 359 7294 ,
The workshop is funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK, 113E601).

2     Schedule
Time Speaker Topic
09:00-09:15 Evren Samur, Prof., Boğaziçi University, Turkey Introduction
09:15-09:40 Ed Colgate, Prof., Northwestern University, USA High Bandwidth Electroadhesion
09:40-10:05 Jeha Ryu, Prof., Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea Application of Electrovibration Technology to Touch Panel Display Systems
10:05-10:30 Yasemin Vardar, Koc University, Turkey Tactile Perception of Electrovibration Displayed on Touch Screens
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:25 Seungmoon Choi,  Prof., Reza Haghighi Osgouei, POSTECH, Korea Improving 3D Shape Recognition with Electrostatic Friction Display
11:25-11:45 Gholamreza Ilkhani, Bogazici University, Turkey Data-Driven Texture Rendering on an Electrostatic Tactile Display
11:45-12:10 Akio Yamamoto, Prof., University of Tokyo, Japan Multi-touch Haptics on a Large-screen LCD using Electroadhesion
12:10-12:35 Frederic Giraud, Prof., L2EP/IRCICA, France Coupling Electrostatic and Vibrating Devices
3      Intended Audience

Researchers who are interested in surface haptics, development of electrostatic tactile displays, and applications of such devices.  In addition, students who would like to learn more about the background, challenges, and open research questions in this field.

4      Registration

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Image Sources

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Schultz, et. al. “Surface haptics via electroadhesion: Expanding electrovibration with Johnsen and Rahbek” 2015
İlkhani, et. al. “Data driven texture rendering on an electrostatic tactile display” 2017
Kim, et. al. “An Electrostatic Haptic Display with a Projected Capacitive Touch Screen” 2016
Kang, et. al. “Investigation on low voltage operation of electrovibration display” 2016
Vardar, et. al. “Effect of Waveform in Haptic Perception of Electrovibration on Touchscreens” 2016