Customized Robot Uses Haptic Technology from WITTENSTEIN
Deakin University's Centre for Intelligent Systems Research has developed the haptically enabled Universal Motion Simulator (UMS) for war fighter training and performance analysis.
The 6 DOF robot has customized control algorithms developed by Deakin University in Australia. Additional support for the project came from key partners including the Australian Department of Defense, the Australian Research Council and Rockwell Collins. Enhancing the training experience, WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation’s haptic control loading technology is integrated into the design to allow the simulator user to feel completely immersed in the real world training environment.
The UMS is a state-of-the-art platform for training and performance analysis. With serial kinematic interface, two axes of continuous rotation are permitted providing realistic g-force acceleration. Key performance aspects the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research were able to achieve with the UMS include:
- Open loop control for simulation via pre-defined paths and sequences for beginner through to expert training modes
- Closed loop control through trainee operated input devices, such as cyclic sticks, joysticks, haptic interfaces, steering wheels, etc.
- Intelligent predictive control delivering real-time, robust motion cues for helicopters and airplane simulation
The UMS will be on display during AVALON 2011, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defense Exposition held March 1 - 6 in Geelong, Victoria. If you are interested in experiencing the UMS in person, please contact Deakin University.
Centre for Intelligent Systems Research - http://www.deakin.edu.au/itri/cisr
AVALON 2011 - http://www.airshow.net.au
WITTENSTEIN Control Loading - http://www.wittenstein-us.com/Control-Loading-Systems