Interactive motion simulator / Flight Simulators

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Making it possible to experience virtual worlds interactively and not merely visually places extreme demands on 3-D software and requires the mechanical implementation of movement


Digi-Motion Simulators offer a unique possibility for this: hybrid interaction with human operation. This allows electronic control units and the operator & handling to be included realistically in the calculation of movements. In this manner, the motion simulators can be used in a versatile manner, and different types of movement (e.g., flight and ground-based travel) can be carried out with a single system.
Thus DigiMotion Simulators, with their flexible options for use, meet the rapidly increasing requirements of airplane and helicopter crews, and they make it possible to carry out simulations under conditions that closely approximate reality. The flexibility of the system has already been demonstrated in the areas of medical research, utility vehicle development and flight simulation.


Until now, commercial motion simulators have mainly used systems with parallel configurations (especially hexapods). Their strong points are great acceleration capacity, consistent workspace without idiosyncrasies and large working loads. However, such configurations do not offer the possibility of turning the simulator cell 180&<86; in order to simulate inverted flight, for example, which is advantageous for realistic flight simulators. DigiMotion-Simulator based on KUKA Robots the German manufacturer, where Digi Robotics has collaborated for Long Time as the 1st and the Only Official System Partner in Middle East & Africa Regions and in all the fields of the Industrial, Commercial, The Human Robot Interaction, Educational Robots, & Medical as well as Media & Entertainment Applications. &S226;Thanks to its close connections with this corporate group, active throughout the world,Digi Robotics can access the latest developments early on, and it receives outstanding support during system operation from KUKA international service network. Using an industrial Robot also permits the economical use of a significantly larger workspace than that found in conventional motion simulators.


We rely on KUKA Robots which has demonstrated its reliability for many years in heavy-duty industrial applications. Despite the small amount of floor space it requires and its floor-level entry position (no entry platform is necessary), the motion simulator can move the pod in a remarkably large workspace. At the customer&S217;s request, the simulator can be expanded with additional axes of motion (e.g. a linear axis or curved rail) UTILITY VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT: Utility vehicle development &S226;In the case of simulating utility vehicles in developmental phases, the priority goals include energy efficiency, productivity, operational stability and reliability. To this end, all external influences on the vehicle must be taken into account and modeled as closely as possible.


To master this Digi Robotics and its partners have developed the motion platform and real-time software for an interactive driving simulator for the Fraunhofer Institute for Technical and Economic Mathematics (ITWM), which is used for the virtual simulation of utility vehicle product models. The new system is currently the only simulator worldwide that offers interactive human operation on the basis of six-axis robot kinematics, with a 1,000 kg working load and great freedom of motion.


Thus the simulators are especially suitable for initial training, and also for regular refresher training. Depending on the flight simulator &S217;s equipment, the pilot is provided not only motion feedback and visual simulation of the scene, but also acoustic and vibratory effects, together with true simulation of the surface feel of the control elements. The direct feedback from operator interventions on the motion behaviour of the simulator bring about a very immersive experience, resulting in realistic pilot behaviour. This enables, for example, intensive training in emergency procedures which would otherwise only be imaginable if complete loss of the machine was acceptable.