CS Colloquium: Melisa Orta Martinez (Stanford University) - Design and Analysis of Open-Source Haptic Devices for Educational Applications
Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM
Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Melisa Orta Martinez, Stanford University
Talk Title: Design and Analysis of Open-Source Haptic Devices for Educational Applications
Series: Computer Science Colloquium
Abstract: Open-source hardware significantly impacts the development of technology by allowing communities of users with varied expertise to share, customize and collectively improve on designs. Most haptic hardware available outside of the research community is proprietary and expensive. This prevents communities of users from easily obtaining, building, modifying, and learning from the devices. I propose that the ability to easily obtain, assemble and customize a haptic device is especially important for educational applications. In this talk I present three open-source haptic devices, for which I carefully considered trade-offs in cost, ease of making, and performance -- toward making haptic devices more accessible for educational applications.
This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.
Host: Heather Culbertson
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Computer Science Department