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The great challenge for the Virtual Assembly Platform is how to make the users have the in-person feeling with the augmented tools. Hands are the most important organs that are used to provide touch feeling. In a real assembly scenario, the force from the components and tools will be feedback to the brain via the hands. Unfortunately, the virtual assembly failed to mimic the in-person scenarios since it will not provide such kind of feedback. As a result, the users’ real identities are lost. Then, the users’ slower-progressing wrong habits will prevent them from success in the future. Therefore, it is necessary to design a robotics hand that can provide force feedback. The proposed robotics hand will combine the motion synthesis of the human body, kinematic, dynamics, and computer graphics to reproduce the movement of a hand. Besides, spring, damper, and servo motors are integrated into the hand design. All the components will contribute to the force-feedback. After that, this project will be integrated into the project of “Procedure-Oriented for Engineering Education” to improve users ‘immersive feeling when they implement the virtual assembly.


This poster was presented at the 35th Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors & Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, Dec. 2, 2021. Mentor: Prof. Zhou Zhang (Mechanical Engineering Technology).