The CableRobot Simulator

The in-house developed novel CableRobot Simulator is capable of generating unique motion trajectories using - as its name suggests - a cable suspension system. This prototype will be used in perception and cognition research.

The CyberMotion Simulator

The MPI CyberMotion Simulator was developed at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as a novel alternative to traditional  motion simulators. It is based on a commercial six-axes serial robot originally designed for use in industries as manipulator.


In order to simulate realistic virtual environments and provide the illusion of moving through those environments, scientists in the Cyberneum have so far used a variety of different hardware setups and software libraries.


Virtual Reality equipment enables scientists to provide sensory stimulus in a controlled Virtual World and to manipulate or alter sensory input which would not be possible in the real world.

Cyberneum Videos


Browse the selection of videos and get an impression of our research.

How does a flying car feel?
From the technological vision to the user-friendly control system


(German only)
In this article, Prof. Bülthoff explains the technical challenges we face and the role that perception research plays in this process.


A critical switch that controls brain state

December 18, 2019

An international team of brain researchers achieved a breakthrough in uncovering a switch-like mechanism that flips the brain between two motivational states in larval zebrafish, a model organism in neuroscience. In one state, the fish slows down its ...

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Max-Planck-Ring 14
72076 Tübingen

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