Design and control of a cable-controlled haptic motion simulator Academic Article uri icon


  • SUMMARYIn 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.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Karkoub, M., Her, M., Peng, C., Huang, C., & Ho, M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Karkoub, M||Her, M-G||Peng, C-C||Huang, C-C||Ho, M-I

publication date

  • September 2012