Waagner-Biro is currently delivering a 6D wire robot – to our knowledge the first of its kind worldwide – for moving and accelerating persons while adhering to maximum safety regulations. This project involves a platform or cabin for carrying persons that is suspended on eight braced wires and can be moved along all six degrees of freedom (3 x translational motion, and 3 x rotational motion) at high speed and acceleration along well-defined paths (trajectories).
This system has been commissioned by the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, where a group of scientists directed by Professor Heinrich Bülthoff investigates the fundamental processes involved in human perception as well as signal and information processing in the brain. In the motion simulator, test subjects will be subjected to large accelerations in order to investigate the connections between physical stimuli and the sensations they trigger in humans.
In addition to eight powerful gearless 55 kW winches, supplied by Waagner- Biro’s Vienna office, Waagner-Biro Luxembourg will supply a CAT control system with highly sophisticated 6D control software, which was developed in recent years. This exiting project has been handed over to the customer in spring 2017.
Photos: ©Martin Breidt / Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics
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- Business area
- Stage Systems
- Project Type
- Multifunctional Hall