Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
. 1993 Oct;84(1):29-40.
doi: 10.1016/0001-6918(93)90070-8.

Extracting Object Properties Through Haptic Exploration


Extracting Object Properties Through Haptic Exploration

S J Lederman et al. Acta Psychol (Amst). .


This paper reviews some of our recent research on haptic exploration, perception and recognition of multidimensional objects. We begin by considering the nature of manual exploration in terms of the characteristics of various exploratory procedures (EPs) or stereotypical patterns of hand movements. Next, we explore their consequences for the sequence of EPs selected, for the relative cognitive salience of material versus geometric properties, and for dimensional integration. Finally, we discuss several applications of our research programme to the development of tangible graphics displays for the blind, autonomous and teleoperated haptic robotic systems, and food evaluation in the food industry.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 47 articles

See all "Cited by" articles