Haptic feedback, consisting of both force and tactile feedback, is an integral component of virtual reality (VR) interactions. Force feedback is the simulation of a virtual object’s hardness, weight and inertia whereas tactile feedback is the simulation of its surface geometry, smoothness, slippage, and temperature. Together, integration of the two modalities provides users with an immersive experience by creating touch sensation when interacting with the virtual environment.

Haptic technology is the pillar of Intelligent Haptronic Solutions’ Robotic Touch Technology Platform and integrated in the company’s design of the haptic feedback interface, haptic controller, and mechanical modeling.