Cornell’s Organic Robotics Lab creates Omnipulse “Haptic Skin”

Created in collaboration with Nvidia, Cornell’s Organic Robotics Lab has released a prototype of new haptic technology called Omnipulse; a flexible “skin” designed to simulate organic feedback.

So far the technology has been adapted to fit around an HTC Vive controller, where the haptic system has been used to convey sensations like firing a gun or punching objects.

Because the skin is made of a thick piece of rubber, the idea is that it can form around other VR technologies and be integrated with VR controllers, gloves, and haptic suits for greater VR immersion.

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