The shape of a grasped object that humans perceive haptically is affected by the object’s impedance. In this project, we have developed a handheld VR controller “MetamorphX” that can reproduce the impedance of various virtual objects. MetamorphX generates torque in response to human movement. We attempted to make the user perceive dynamically generated torque as a static property of the object.


Takeru Hashimoto
Takeru Hashimoto
Project Assistant Professor

My research interests include haptics, somatics, robotics and virtual reality.