IEEE P1918.1.1IEEE P1918.1.1

IEEE P1918.1.1 - Haptic Codecs for the Tactile Internet


This standard provides haptic codecs for the Tactile Internet enabling the interoperability of different haptic (kinesthetic and tactile) input and output devices. Such interoperability is necessary to achieve necessary market scale in the realization of Tactile Internet technologies, devices and applications. This standard defines haptic codecs for the Tactile Internet (TI). These codecs address TI application scenarios where the human is in the loop (i.e. teleoperation or remote touch applications) as well as scenarios that rely on machine remote control. The standard defines (perceptual) data reduction algorithms and schemes for both closed-loop (kinesthetic information exchange) and open-loop (tactile information exchange) communication. These codecs are designed such that they can be combined with stabilizing control and local communication architectures for time-delayed teleoperation. Further, the standard also specifies mechanisms and protocols for the exchange of the capabilities (e.g. workspace, the number of degrees of freedom, amplitude range, temporal and spatial resolution, etc.) of the haptic devices.

Reference software for closed-loop kinesthetic information exchange

Link for the download of reference hardware/software setup:

Link for the download of recorded data traces using the reference setup:


Overview papers

[1] P. Hinterseer, S. Hirche, S. Chaudhuri, E. Steinbach, M. Buss,
Perception-based Data Reduction and Transmission of Haptic Data in Telepresence and Teleaction Systems, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 588-597, Februar 2008.

[2] X. Xu, C. Schuwerk, B. Cizmeci, E. Steinbach,
Energy Prediction for Teleoperation Systems that Combine the Time Domain Passivity Approach with Perceptual Deadband-based Haptic Data Reduction, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 560-573, Oktober 2016.

[3] X. Xu, B. Cizmeci, C. Schuwerk, E. Steinbach,
Haptic Data Reduction for Time-delayed Teleoperation Using the Time Domain Passivity Approach, IEEE World Haptics Conference, Juni 2015.