Butterfly Haptics News (2011)
- September 25-30, 2011: IROS, in San Francisco
The IEEE/RSJ International Symposium on Robotics and Systems was held in San Francisco this year and Butterfly Haptics was there. Many attendies were able to try out our new TAGIT (Touch and Guide in Tandem) haptic interaction method which provides 6-DOF intuitive navigation with haptic feedback over arbitrarily large workspaces. Stay tuned for more on this exciting development.
MIT Professor Emeritus James Livingston's new book, "Rising Force: the Magic of Magnetic Levitation," has just been published by Harvard University Press. It is a delightful account of all things that can be made to float using magnetic levitation. Of special interest is a great section devoted to maglev haptics. Check out the YouTube video!
Carnegie Mellon Today magazine, vol. 8, no. 1, features an amusing story about Ralph Hollis, the origin of maglev haptics and the formation of Butterfly Haptics.