Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Geeky gadget #6: Ferrari Simulator

There are many people who would like to own a Ferrari, but the problem is that it is too expensive. So the next best thing is a simulator:

German Engineers have developed this simulator by using an Industrial Robot Arm and using Cyber-motion technology. The way it works is that player sit on a cabin at the end of the Robot Arm, and drive a Ferrari with Force-Feedback steering wheel and pedals.The aim is to make the experience real as possible without buying a real Ferrari.

This project was done mainly for research purposes. The researchers wanted to know how humans perceived, and experienced the sensation of motion....So that means this bad boys are not really for sale...well not yet. I bet they will start manufacturing these simulators for public use in a couple of years, and when they do I will be the first to buy one.The Researchers are also planning on adapting the simulator in order to create the experience the effect of being on a plane, helicopter, ships, and other vehicles...which is pretty cool if you ask me.


Here is a video of the Beast:
That is it for today...See you all tomorrow!

24 comments:

  1. Don't they already have plane flight simulators?

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  2. Wow, I actually want to have a go at this!

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  3. That does look pretty cool :)

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  4. would you really be the first to buy one? how much is one of these going to cost you? Might as well get a real ferrari instead.

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  5. There are better things to simulate ;)

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  6. Wish I could have one of my own

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  7. Looks cool
    Would like to try that

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  8. woah, the future of gaming haha

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  9. I want a simulator that gives you the feel of riding atop a whale!

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  10. This is awesome, imagine what gaming will be in the future!

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  11. hell ya i want one of those! the next level of driving simulation haha

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  12. curious thing, maybe one day I can test it

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  13. If only you can have one at home...

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  14. Holy crap this looks freaking awesome! I want to do this now. thanks! following now.

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  15. Wish arcades had these, would pay a lot to try it out.

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