Method and apparatus to create a complex tactile sensation

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A system for providing haptic information to a human operator. The system utilizes display devices that dynamically convey touch sensations to the human operator, thereby creating various tactile sensations such as texture and slippage. The system can combine multiple display devices as needed in order to create a specified sense.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA31142

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Chen, Elaine Somerville, MA 27 1295
Eberman, Brian Somerville, MA 18 1080
Marcus, Beth A Lexington, MA 6 1029

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