Recent Advances in Haptic Rendering & Applications

Roberta Klatzky

Roberta Klatzky is a Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, where she also holds faculty appointments in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. She served as Head of Psychology from 1993 - 2003. She received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Stanford University. Klatzky's research interests are in human perception and cognition, with special emphasis on haptic perception and spatial cognition. She has done extensive research on haptic and visual object recognition, human navigation under visual and nonvisual guidance, and motor planning. Her work has application to haptic interfaces, navigation aids for the blind, exploratory robotics, teleoperation, and virtual environments. She also has interests in medical decision-making. Professor Klatzky is the author of over 150 articles and chapters, and she has authored or edited 4 books. Klatzky has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Human Factors and Committee on Techniques for Enhancing Human Performance, as well as other working groups of the NRC. Her service to scientific societies includes chairing the governing board of the Psychonomics Society and the Psychology Section of AAAS, as well as serving as Treasurer of the American Psychological Society and being on the advisory board of the International Association for the Study of Attention and Performance. She is a member of several editorial boards and a past associate editor of the journal Memory and Cognition.

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