The Applied Interactive Multimedia (AIM) research group is working with diverse facets of interactive multimedia and Haptics. Our interest includes the acquisition, communication, and display of the human sense of touch and the integration/coordination of this media with other sensory displays (such as audio, video, text, smell, etc.) in a general multimedia system. Several applications are of our interest including medical training, entertainment, Tele-operation and interpersonal communication. We are also interested in exploring the relationship between mediated touch and emotions, an area commonly known as affective touch. In this particular field, our goal is to explore the following areas: (1) acquisition of human emotions via haptic modality, (2) display of human emotions using haptic display devices, and (3) enhancement of user’s affective state and reproduction of feeling of social touch by means of haptic stimulation.