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Haptic simulations for training plumbing skills

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Thematic Areas : Humanitarian-Robotics-HCI

Publisher : IEEE International Symposium

Source : Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on, 2014

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Keywords : Blades, computational modeling, computer based training, computer-based vocational education, computer-based vocational training, Conferences, cost effective multi-tool haptic simulator, Force feedback, haptic interfaces, Haptic simulation, Plumbing skill learning, simulated training, Solid modeling, Training, training plumbing skills, Virtual environment, virtual haptic simulations, Virtual reality, virtual training interface, Visualization, vocational skill training, vocational trade, Vocational training, vocational training program, vocational workshop training environment

Campus : Amritapuri

School : Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Department of Social Work, School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Center : Ammachi labs, Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Department : Social Work

Year : 2014

Abstract : The objective of this work is to augment actual hands-on conventional vocational training workshop with simulated training using virtual haptic simulations as part of computer-based vocational education and training. We have developed a system to simulate various common tool exercises and procedures in virtual environments for vocational training programs targeted towards illiterate and semi-literate populations. In our previous work, we designed a cost-effective multi-tool haptic simulator that can train the use of 19 hand-held and powered tools. This simulator is designed to replace traditional training tools and materials in the primary stage of vocational skill training. This paper discusses the design and computational modelling of the virtual training interface that allow this simulator to be used for training in multiple vocational trades - with a special focus on plumbing-that bring the experience of a vocational workshop training environment to the end user. This approach of a virtual, computer-based vocational training environment holds the potential to offer vocational training to a diverse audience with varying skill sets.

Cite this Research Publication : J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Haptic simulations for training plumbing skills”, in Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on, 2014

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