[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE150100079]
Researchers Prof Saeid Nahavandi; Prof Bijan Shirinzadeh; A/Prof Chee Peng Lim; Dr Abbas Khosravi; Prof Peng Shi; Dr Chao Chen; A/Prof Hieu Trinh; Dr Hoam Chung; Prof Robert Howe
Brief description A motion platform capable of combining continuous centrifugal rotation and large linear displacement with an additional five degrees of motion is proposed. The system will house a human subject at the end of a large serial robot similar to a human arm, which can rotate continuously about its base. The robot arm will be installed on a large linear axis enabling the simulation of movements and accelerations along a straight path as well as rotation provided by other axes of the robot. The motion platform will comprise audio and visual devices, and haptic-based control mechanisms, e.g. a steering wheel and pedals or a helicopter cyclic, to provide a number of human immersed scenarios for driving/flying training and human perception evaluation.
Funding Amount $320,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities