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Award winners (more information):

  • Best paper (sponsored by CEA): Temporal integration of tactile inputs from multiple sites, Sarah McIntyre, Ingvars Birznieks, Robin Andersson, Gabriel Dicander, Paul Breen, Richard Vickery
  • Best student paper (sponsored by EPSRC UK RAS): Ultrasonic Friction Modulation While Pressing Induces a Tactile Feedback, Jocelyn Monnoyer, Emmanuelle Diaz, Christophe Bourdin, Michael Wiertlewski
  • Best demonstration (sponsored by MOOG): Tension Based Wearable Vibro Acoustic Device, Yusuke Yamazaki, Hironori Mitake, Shoichi Hasegawa
  • Best poster (sponsored by Valeo): HandsOn: enabling embodied, creative STEM e-learning with programming-free force feedback, Gordon Minaker, Oliver Schneider, Richard Davis, Karon MacLean
  • Best work-in-progress (sponsored by Force Dimension): The human perception of transient frictional modulation, David Gueorguiev, Eric Vezzoli, André Mouraux, Betty Semail, Jean-Louis Thonnard
  • Award finalist information can be found here.


Programme: overview – workshops

Eurohaptics is a major international conference on haptics and touch enabled computer applications, and the primary European meeting for researchers in this field.

Eurohaptics 2016 conference, to be held in London, UK, July 4-7, 2016, will provide researchers from academia and industry with an opportunity to present ideas and establish contacts with other haptics researchers from around the world.  The conference will be held in central London at Imperial College, close to Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the V&A Museum.

Eurohaptics 2016 will cover all aspects of haptics, including neuroscience, psychophysics, perception, engineering, computing, interactions, virtual reality and the arts. We welcome papers across a wide range of topics in fundamental science and engineering, as well as end-application in areas such as medical and surgical simulation, skills training, rehabilitation robotics, collaborative human-robot interactions, communication and haptic feedback for design and the arts. Eurohaptics 2016 is part of the activities taking place under the auspices of the Eurohaptics Society.

The conference will provide researchers from academia and industry an opportunity to present new ideas and establish contacts with colleagues from around the world. An important part of the conference will be the opportunity to demonstrate and experience new haptic hardware and software, and discuss ideas with researchers and developers to gain information about the latest haptic research. Proceedings of Eurohaptics 2016 will be published in Lecture notes in computer science by Springer.

Conference Topics

  • Neuroscience of touch
  • Psychophysics and perception
  • Biomechanics and motor control
  • Human-robot haptic interaction
  • Haptic HCI
  • Multimodal interaction
  • Haptic interfaces design
  • Virtual reality
  • Haptic device design and dynamics
  • Haptic rendering and modeling
  • Control system design and analysis
  • Haptic collaboration and telerobotics
  • Medical applications
  • Art & design applications
  • Affective haptics


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History and geography of Eurohaptics conferences. The Eurohaptics conference was incepted in 2001, Birmingham, UK and was held in Edinburgh, UK; Dublin, Ireland; and Munich, Germany before joining the IEEE Haptics Symposium every other year to form the WorldHaptics Conference (Pisa, Italy; Tsukuba, Japan; Salt Lake City, USA; Istanbul, Turkey). In the alternate years, Eurohaptics was held in Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Tampere, Finland, and Versailles, France. Detailed information about the previous conferences can be found here.