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    Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    TORC stands for 'TOuch Rigid Controller' - it can deliver the feeling of a squeezable object.
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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    it can deliver the feeling of a squeezable object.
    Fnar fnar indeed...!!!
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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Not to be skeptical, but this does not seem so ground breaking..
    Reminds me of SGI ball input..

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silicon_Graphics_Ball-IMG_4192.jpg

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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Fnar fnar indeed...!!!
    Well, ....
    TORC can convey the feeling of texture and pseudo-compliance of objects that are varying degrees of firm - like a silicone ball, to squishy, like a stress ball. Meanwhile the dexterity of finger movement it affords and haptic feedback allows for realistic manipulations ....
    Pseudo-compliance??

    .... Riiiight.


    /backs away from thread cautiously.

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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    TORC can convey the feeling of texture and pseudo-compliance of objects that are varying degrees of firm - like a silicone ball, to squishy, like a stress ball. Meanwhile the dexterity of finger movement it affords and haptic feedback allows for realistic manipulations ....
    ...........I'll be in my bunk!!



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    /backs away from thread cautiously.
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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Not going there, TTask. I have some idea how admins think, and I'm not touching that one with a 100ft-long, sterilised, remote-control bargepole.

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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Not going there, TTask. I have some idea how admins think, and I'm not touching that one with a 100ft-long, sterilised, remote-control bargepole.
    With haptic feedback...

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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    "Feedback" is what I'm worried about.

    The kind schoolboys (in my day, at least) inserted a physics textbook into their trouser seat to guard against. I don't want a size-12 admin kick in the tush.

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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    It will really be interesting if it is a some kind of exoskelet with sensors.

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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    I don't want a size-12 admin kick in the tush.
    If that's a likely outcome, then why are they posting giggle-fest articles about fondling virtual silicone spheres??!!
    That would be entrapment!!
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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by lescompa View Post
    Not to be skeptical, but this does not seem so ground breaking..
    Reminds me of SGI ball input..

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Silicon_Graphics_Ball-IMG_4192.jpg
    That link refers to a 6DOF controller for graphics applications from the 90's that had a real sillcon ball that forms part of the controller to just control the screen with no feedback.

    The device in the OP is intended to be used im a VR controller with 6DOF that incorporates "virtual softness" that makes you think you are holding a silicon ball, or anything else. It's VR for you sense of touch.

    It's like you just tried a 100% realistic holodeck simulation of a ride in a car and said "big deal I've seen a car ride before"!

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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    anyone see the BBC article yesterday refering to the other article from CES that won an award, then had it retracted but has now had it reinstated? From the comments above I'm guessing that's where this kind of tech is presumed to be targeted...

    A more respectable use is presumably medical rehab and physiotherapy. (Just to try to balance the thread.)

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    Re: Microsoft researchers develop TORC for rich haptic feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    anyone see the BBC article yesterday refering to the other article from CES that won an award, then had it retracted but has now had it reinstated? From the comments above I'm guessing that's where this kind of tech is presumed to be targeted...
    There was a lot of upset over that, yeah. More to do with the category entered, although similar products have been allowed at CES previously:
    Might be NSFW - https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/8/18...-award-revoked
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