Different Motion Simulators Help Study Human Perception
In order to simulate realistic environments and provide the illusion of moving through those environments, scientists in the Cyberneum use a variety of different hardware setups and software libraries.
A motion simulator allows persons to be physically moved through virtual environments simulating the motion of driving cars and flying helicopters, for example. Please check out the individual simulators for more information.
The CableRobot Simulator provides a novel approach to the design of motion simulation platforms, as it uses cables and winches for actuation instead of rigid links known from hexapod simulators. This approach allows reducing the actuated mass, to scale up the workspace significantly, and provides great flexibility to switch between system configurations in which the robot can be operated. The simulator is used for studies in the fields of human perception and cognition research, flight simulation, and virtual reality applications.
The MPI CyberMotion Simulator was developed in-house, as an alternative to traditional motion simulators. It is based on a commercial six-axes serial robot originally designed for use in industries as manipulator.
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.