Haptic Interaction with 3D oriented point clouds on the GPU

Yanes, Luis (2015) Haptic Interaction with 3D oriented point clouds on the GPU. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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Real-time point-based rendering and interaction with virtual objects is gaining popularity
and importance as di�erent haptic devices and technologies increasingly provide the basis
for realistic interaction. Haptic Interaction is being used for a wide range of applications
such as medical training, remote robot operators, tactile displays and video games. Virtual
object visualization and interaction using haptic devices is the main focus; this process
involves several steps such as: Data Acquisition, Graphic Rendering, Haptic Interaction
and Data Modi�cation. This work presents a framework for Haptic Interaction using the
GPU as a hardware accelerator, and includes an approach for enabling the modi�cation
of data during interaction. The results demonstrate the limits and capabilities of these
techniques in the context of volume rendering for haptic applications. Also, the use
of dynamic parallelism as a technique to scale the number of threads needed from the
accelerator according to the interaction requirements is studied allowing the editing of
data sets of up to one million points at interactive haptic frame rates.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Depositing User: Users 2259 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 09:11
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 09:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58556

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