The Cyberneum is a state-of-the-art research center at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics. It features unique motion simulators equipped with sophisticated Virtual Reality (VR) systems that provide unprecedented possibilities to study human perception and human-machine interactions. The main areas of research in the Cyberneum relate to self-motion perception, spatial cognition, multiuser interactions, multisensory integration, and cybernetics as it relates to perception and action.

The Cyberneum

The Cyberneum is a state-of-the-art research center at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics. It features unique motion simulators equipped with sophisticated Virtual Reality (VR) systems that provide unprecedented possibilities to study human perception and human-machine interactions. The main areas of research in the Cyberneum relate to self-motion perception, spatial cognition, multiuser interactions, multisensory integration, and cybernetics as it relates to perception and action.

The Cyberneum contains the most advanced motion simulators in the world. The CyberMotionSimulator (CMS) is mounted on a twelve meter long linear axis. This flight and driving simulator has a further seven different swivel joints, which can be controlled independently of each other. This allows it not only to cover a large working area, but also to realistically reproduce motion impressions and longer accelerations.

The CyberMotion Simulator

The Cyberneum contains the most advanced motion simulators in the world. The CyberMotionSimulator (CMS) is mounted on a twelve meter long linear axis. This flight and driving simulator has a further seven different swivel joints, which can be controlled independently of each other. This allows it not only to cover a large working area, but also to realistically reproduce motion impressions and longer accelerations.

Another unique motion simulator is the new CableRobot simulator developed here at the institute, a motion simulator suspended on ropes that enables flexible and highly realistic motion sequences. The prototype is used in perception and cognition research.

The CableRobot Simulator

Another unique motion simulator is the new CableRobot simulator developed here at the institute, a motion simulator suspended on ropes that enables flexible and highly realistic motion sequences. The prototype is used in perception and cognition research.

With the CyberPod we combine virtual reality technologies with moving-base motion simulators. This platform can be moved in six degrees of freedom thanks to its actuated legs.

The CyberPod

With the CyberPod we combine virtual reality technologies with moving-base motion simulators. This platform can be moved in six degrees of freedom thanks to its actuated legs.


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 is 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.

CyberPod

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.

Equipment

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

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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

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

News

How the brain tricks itself into perceiving unambiguous depth

October 06, 2021

Li Zhaoping of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen uses stereograms to test how different brain areas interact when they process visual data. Her new study, now published in Vision Research, shows how certain conflicting ...

Contact & Getting here

Cyberneum
Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik 
Max-Planck-Ring 14
72076 Tübingen


Geographische Position: 48°32'13.63"N  9°3'31.74"E
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