Design and control of a cable-controlled haptic motion simulator

Mansour Karkoub, M. G. Her, C. C. Peng, C. C. Huang, M. I. Ho

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Abstract

In this work, we discuss the design, construction, and testing of a cable-controlled motion simulator for a Virtual Reality (VR) hang gliding environment. The system comprises a cable-controlled motion simulator, a joystick, a Lego™ direction sensor, and a VR environment. The motion simulator and joystick are built out of motors, pulleys, cables, and aluminum beams. The VR environment and motion simulator interact haptically with each other to give a realistic feel to the operator. A dynamic analysis is performed on the simulator to show the effect of gravity and the directional motion on the operator. A series of experiments are then performed to test the effectiveness of the cable-controlled simulator, and the results were very encouraging despite minor glitches with high-speed maneuvers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-719
Number of pages11
JournalRobotica
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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Keywords

  • Cable-controlled motion simulator
  • Haptic interaction
  • Visual helmet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)

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Design and control of a cable-controlled haptic motion simulator. / Karkoub, Mansour; Her, M. G.; Peng, C. C.; Huang, C. C.; Ho, M. I.

In: Robotica, Vol. 30, No. 5, 09.2012, p. 709-719.

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Karkoub, Mansour ; Her, M. G. ; Peng, C. C. ; Huang, C. C. ; Ho, M. I. / Design and control of a cable-controlled haptic motion simulator. In: Robotica. 2012 ; Vol. 30, No. 5. pp. 709-719.
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