Sticky Finger Manipulation of Virtual Cloth
Prior to my Master work, I experimented with the direct manipulation of virtual cloth via “sticky fingers”, a multi-touch interaction technique that was coined to describe the direct positional control of multiple entities (cloth particles in this case). The videos below demonstrate how the resulting multi-touch interface could be used to intuitively pinch, drape and tear up some virtual cloth:
Dexterous Telemanipulation With a Multi-Touch Interface
In my Master year, we extended the concept of “sticky finger control” to robotic teleoperation. By mapping the trajectories of a user’s fingertips directly to those of a robot hand, one would be able to intuitively manipulate the hand to achieve highly dexterous motions such as grasping, dragging, reorienting, rolling, and smoothing.