Integration of a force feedback joystick with a virtual reality system

Alfrcdo C. Castro, José F. Postigo, Jorge Manzano

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The integration of force feedback with a complete real-time virtual environment system shows some more difficult problems than those found in building a typical force feedback system. Particularly, bulky computations for graphics or simulation require decoupling the haptic servo-loop from the main application loop if high-quality forces (realistic) are to be obtained. As an approach to this problem, a control system is developed here for a force feedback joystick (Impulse 2000 -Immersion Corp.) along with its integration to a virtual environment. Technical issues on the development of stable control architectures for Internet-based exchange of haptic information are discussed. Some experiments were developed to show the performance of both the force feedback joystick and the virtual reality system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171 - 178
Number of pages8
JournalLatin American Applied Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Castro, A. C., Postigo, J. F., & Manzano, J. (2000). Integration of a force feedback joystick with a virtual reality system. Latin American Applied Research, 30(2), 171 - 178.