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This Used There: Feedback in robotics

March 1, 2011
Customized robot uses haptics Deakin University's Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Geelong Victoria, Australia, has developed a Universal Motion

Customized robot uses haptics

Deakin University's Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Geelong Victoria, Australia, has developed a Universal Motion Simulator with tactile-feedback capabilities for war-fighter training. The six-degree-of-freedom robot has customized control algorithms; haptic control loading from Wittenstein Aerospace and Simulation Inc., Bartlett, Ill., lets users feel completely immersed. With a serial kinematic interface, two axes of continuous rotation provide realistic g-force acceleration. In addition, intelligent predictive control delivers realtime motion cues for helicopters and airplane simulation.

For more information, visit deakin.edu.au/itri/cisr; read about Wittenstein control loading at wittenstein-us.com/Control-Loading-Systems.html.

Hannover Fair and 2011 robotics contest

Staged annually, Hannover Fair in Germany is the world's leading showcase for industrial technology. This year's event will be held from April 4 to 8, and the spotlight will be on industrial automation, energy, power transmission, and industrial subcontracting.

In addition, to reward new robotics innovation, the Hannover-based Robotation Academy — a joint initiative by Deutsche Messe AG and Volkswagen Coaching GmbH — is presenting a new Robotics Award at the Fair. An expert jury is evaluating the creativity, potential efficiency gains, and applicability of entries; the winner will be announced during opening ceremonies.

For more information, visit hannovermesse.de/home and robotation.de.

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