Lawrence Tech wins $50,000 DENSO grant for Haptics

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Lawrence Technological University has been awarded $50,000 to fund Advanced Haptics for Automation and Control Systems. Dr. Mansoor Nasir, the PI of the grant, along with colleagues in Biomedical Engineering (Dr. Eric Meyer), Robotics (James Kern), Psychology (Dr. Franco Delogu) and Electrical Engineering (Dr. Nabih Jaber) will use this grant to built the capacity for Haptics research and education at LTU. The grant will be used to buy tools and instrumentation to expose LTU students to the area of Haptics which deals with the sense of touch. Haptics applications include the design, development and evaluation of human-computer interfaces in automotive, telesurgery and virtual reality.

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As one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers with operations in 32 countries and regions, DENSO provides capabilities in research and design, development, manufacturing and delivery of advanced automotive technology, systems and components to the automotive industry.

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