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August 12, 2010

KUKA Robot Arm turned into F1 Ferrari Simulator

at 11:15 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, Educational, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks, Insane Equipment, What Were They Thinking


We have seen KUKA Robot Arms turned into DJ music machines and ice cream machines but this F1 Ferrari Simulator is something else! Paolo Robuffo Giordano and colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany are the ones behind this cool idea.

Via: PopSci

“The CyberMotion Simulator is basically a full motion simulator adapted to a racing car game. Players (or subjects, the researchers prefer to call them) sit in a cabin on a robot arm some 2 meters off the ground and drive a Ferrari F2007 car around a projected track with force-feedback steering wheel and pedals. The aim is to make the experience as realistic as possible without having to buy a real F2007, and to test the simulator with an environment that requires sudden, massive acceleration.”