This chapter introduces the main topics discussed in the book and defines the scope of the research presented. Specifically, this book discusses the rendering of haptics textures with force-feedback haptic devices and takles the topic both from the engineering and the psychophysics angle.


Virtual Environment Characteristic Number Haptic Device Passivity Margin Haptic Interaction 
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  1. 1.MontrealCanada

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