Glad to see that the research work of my team is very much in line with Meta‘s push on haptics. Haptics is finally getting the attention it deserves.
Our team recently presented the following work: Filippo Sanfilippo, Tomas Blažauskas, Gionata Salvietti, Isabel Ramos, Silviu Vert, Jaziar Radianti, and Tim A. Majchrzak. Integrating VR/AR with Haptics into STEM Education. In Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP 2021), Grimstad, Norway. 2021.
Our team also developed a novel haptic-enabled framework for hands-on e-Learning. The framework enables a fully-immersive tactile, auditory, and visual experience. This is achieved by combining virtual reality (VR) tools, with a novel wearable haptic device, which is designed by augmenting a low-cost commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) controller with vibrotactile actuators.
This work was published: Filippo Sanfilippo, Tomas Blazauskas, Martynas Girdžiūna, Airidas Janonis, Eligijus Kiudys and Gionata Salvietti. A Multi-Modal Auditory-Visual-Tactile e-Learning Framework. In Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP 2021), Grimstad, Norway. 2021.
This work was awarded the Best Conference Paper at INTAP 2021.
This work is part of our European project titled Integrating virtual and AUGMENTED reality with WEARable technology into engineering EDUcation (AugmentedWearEdu), funded through the Call 2020 Round 1 KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Erasmus+. Partners: Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania; University of Siena (UNISI), Italy; Universida de do Minho (UMinho), Portugal; University Politehnica Timișoara (UPT), Romania. https://augmentedwearedu.uia.no/
Today, I delivered an invited talk at the 1st Conference on Policing in Smart Cities. Title: Snake Robots – State-of-the-art. Abstract: Snake robots could enable applications in demanding real-life operations, such as explorations of earthquake-hit areas, pipe inspections, fire-fighting and search-and-rescue (SAR) activities. This talk explores challenges and possibilities.