A cable robot virtual reality simulator was unveiled at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in the German town of Tubingen.
A video posted online on Tuesday showed passengers onboard the robot experiencing its innovative technology, some wearing a virtual reality headset.
The demonstration showed the robot's capabilities, which include programmable trajectories, high acceleration and a wireless virtual reality system.
Heinrich Bülthoff, a professor at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics who came up with the idea of creating a cable robot simulator, said it could assist researchers in motion perception studies and balance disorders.
Cable robots have in the past been used for camera applications and in industrial production environments, the Max Planck institute said.
The simulator was developed throughout a period of two years in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, the Max Planck institute said.
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