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Robot Arm F1 Simulator

Posted in Car Tech, DIY, driving, Electric Vehicles, Video Games by Dustin Driver | August 11th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

What happens when you bolt your posh PC driving sim setup to the end of a gigantic robot arm? Pure technological magic. Engineers at Germany’s spectacularly named Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics programmed a massive KUKA KR 500 robotic arm to fling players around in response to a driving sim. The arm can produce up to 2 Gs of Newtonian force in the driver’s seat, which is enough to make anybody sick. I mean, simulate the harsh forces associated with piloting a 700+ horsepower F1 car around a track. Check out the video to see how they did it.

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