Prof. Ki-Uk Kim and Seungmoon Choi co-translated an introductory English book about haptics originally written by Lynette Jones. This book is for readers without specific technological backgrounds and made available by Gimmyoung.
We have won a new research grant from the Support Program for the Reinforcement of Science Culture Exhibition Service funded the National Research Foundation of Korea. In this project, we will study the technologies, systems, and long-term user experiences for blending real and virtual exhibits in order to promote in-depth, embodied learning of scientific principles, in close collaboration with Prof. Keehoon Kim in mechanical engineering and his lab members. We will be supported 770 million won for 2.5 years.
We had a half-day lab outing to Jangsa Beach and Okgye Valley, taking adequate precautions against COVID-19. Though it was a rainy day, we had a very fun time together with delicious food. Thank you so much for Gihong and Chaeyong for organizing it!
We have renamed our laboratory from Haptics and Virtual Reality Laboratory to Interaction Laboratory, reflecting our expanded research areas over the past 15 years. A new homepage is also launched, which is what you are looking at.
Our research about “Augmenting Physical Buttons with Vibrotactile Feedback for Programmable Feels” will be presented in the 2020 UIST in October. This work presents a very simple yet effective method that enables us to diversify the haptic sensation of pressing a physical button by adding a simple vibration signal, as well as its perceptual evaluation results. Congratulations to the authors, Chaeyong Park, Jinhyuk Yoon, and Seungjae Oh!
Today, one student graduated and four freshmen came to our lab. Seungjae Oh presented a dissertation about haptic interaction with tangible objects by vibration analysis and achieved a doctorate degree. With our lab students, he is going to do further research as a postdoctoral researcher. Information about new students can be found on Current members tab.
Yongjae Yoo will be working as a post-doctoral fellow at McGil University in Canada from March.
One paper was accepted to CHI 2020 conference on human factors in computing systems (Acceptance rate 22.4%). It is about tactile phantom sensations in which two vibration actuators on the dorsal and palmar sides of the hand make an illusion of vibration passing through the hand.
Sunghwan Shin graduated and achieved a doctorate degree. He will be working at Samsung Research, and his thesis can be found on our web. Also, a new member, Gihong Kim, joined our lab.
Hojin Lee will be working as a post-doctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute in Germany since July.