Engineers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany built a Ferrari F1 simulator using an industrial robot arm. The driver sits in a simulated cockpit attached to the end of the arm and lets the driver feel what it’s like to take the turns and feel the G’s. The stated purpose is to study how humans respond to movement, but we all know the motivation goes far beyond that!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.