An image of Cobity to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2022
Platformⓘ Unity
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (MIT)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Force Feedback
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Consumer (Kinova Gen3)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Target-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Generic Menu

Additional Information

Cobity is a Unity plugin for controlling a cobot in VR. The robot’s end effector and position tracking parameters can be modified within the plugin. The end effector can be moved in response to user movements, e.g., by hand tracking, and can be bound to the position of a virtual object in the scene.

For more information on Cobity, please consult the MuC’22 paper or the GitHub repository.