Haptic & Reverse Lab


The HAPRE Lab is located at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The HAPRE Lab is devoted to the development and use of haptic devices. It is equipped with several haptic devices that allow the user to physically touch a 3D virtual object. By using appropriate haptic environment modelling tools, it is possible to generate haptic models, to test several types of materials, and to associate them with the object, and simulate many surface and material properties (i.e. roughness and deformability).

The following prototypes, developed in the framework of European projects, are installed in this lab:
- a prototype of a system conceived for the sculpting of virtual clay, which has been developed in the context of the European Project T’nD - Touch and Design;
- a prototype of a new haptic system which allows the evaluation and the modification of product shapes by means of an interface based on a deformable haptic strip, which has been developed in the context of the European Project SATIN.

The lab is equipped with some modelling, simulation and real-time animation tools for virtual environments to be used for the development and the validation of several applications in various research and industrial fields.
Moreover, the equipments that have been used in several European and national research projects, as well as in industrial projects, have been made available to Laurea Magistrale students and PhD students, to carry out researches related to the research topics of their projects and theses. 

Responsible for the lab 
Prof. Monica Bordegoni 
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