A Rolling-pin-based Haptic Interface

Ken Nakagaki, Keina Konno, Shuntaro Tashiro, Ayaka Ikezawa, Yusaku Kimura, Masaru Jingi, and Yasuaki Kakehi

 When playing with clay, mixing cookie dough, or crushing cans, most people will have experienced squashing something and making it flat. The action of changing the shapes of real objects induces pleasant feelings or excitement. In this research, we propose a system, named a Petanko Roller, which enables users to experience the sensation of rolling out any object in the real world with a rolling pin virtually. This system, by detecting the shapes of physical objects with a range camera, can represent haptic sensations of unevenness or friction of the objects, using modules for clunk mechanisms and brakes of rolling-pin- based interfaces. Furthermore, by projecting images of the objects being squashed on a worktop-based display, it can also give optical feedback to users.

-Jornal Papers

日本バーチャルリアリティ学会論文誌, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp.287-295(2013.9)

-Conferences

インタラクション2012 インタラクティブ発表(日本科学未来館, 2012.3.17)
 インタラクティブ論文賞ファイナリスト
Laval Virtual, Revolution(Laval, France, 2012.3.28-4.1)
10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE2013) (2013.11.12-15).

-Awards

19th International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest
 Grand Prix, Laval Virtual Award, DCEXPO/ConTEX Award, Popular Vote Award(2011)
SFC STUDENT AWARD 2011 (2012)
16th Japan Media Arts Festival Entertainment Division,Jury Selection(2012)

-Exhibitions

第19回 国際学生対抗バーチャルリアリティコンテスト 決勝大会(日本科学未来館, 2011.10.8-9)
DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2011(日本科学未来館, 2011.10.20-22)
いしかわ”夢”未来博 (石川県産業展示館1号館, 2011.10.29-30)
Open Research Forum 2011 (東京ミッドタウン, 2011.11.22-23)
3D&バーチャルリアリティ展 (国際展示場, 2012.6.20-22)
XD Exhibition 2013 (二子玉川ライズ CatalystBA, 2013.2.23-24)
有田現代アートガーデンプレイス2013 (佐賀県有田町 炎の博記念堂, 2013.9.14-15)

-Media

ITmedia(WEB),(2011.10.20)
ファミ通.com(WEB), (2011.10.20)
ワールドビジネスサテライト-テレビ東京(TV), (2011.10.20)
ZIP!-日本テレビ(TV), (2011.10.21)
週刊アスキーPLUS(WEB), (2011.10.22)
SFCnavi(WEB), (2011.11)
Diginfo(WEB/日本語), (2012.6.25)
Diginfo(WEB/English), (2012.6.25)