Robot-Arm Race-Simulator

07.08.2010 Games Tech #Robots

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Doktor Katze schreibt: „Wissenschaftler vom Max Planck Institut für biologische Kybernetik in Tübingen haben aus einem Roboterarm einen Formel 1-Simulator gebaut.“ Oh yes, they did.

Paolo Robuffo Giordano and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, must really enjoy their jobs. Their CyberMotion Simulator is intended to realistically replicate the experience of driving a Ferrari without actually having to buy one.

Players sit in a cabin on a robot arm about 7 feet off the ground and drive a Ferrari F2007 car around a projected track. The robot arm, a type usually found in amusement parks, whips the driver around to simulate the Ferrari's motion, according to IEEE Spectrum. You can hear the robot whine as the driver tries to turn at high speed.

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