Full Scale Atlas Prototype
Design and manufacturing are currently progressing on the full scale Atlas simulator platform. Many components have already been purchased or manufactured, while others are still in the design phase.
MOOG Motion Platform Demo
Atlas Technology Demonstrator Platform
Completed in Year 8 (2009-2010), The Atlas TDP was built to test the motion and orientation systems designed for the Atlas simulator. It consists of spherical shell 4 feet in diameter resting atop three powered mecanum wheels. An Arduino mounted in the center of the sphere provides rough inertial orientation data, while a camera mounted at the base determines the exact position of the sphere by looking at the circular bar codes spaced across its surface.
Atlas Lite was built as a test of concept for the novel actuation design of the Atlas simulator. It was later retrofitted for development of the visual orientation system, which originally used colored circles instead of bar codes.
Several Integrated Degree of Freedom (SIDFreD)
SIDFreD was the first simulator designed during the CUSP project. The platform integrates sway, pitch, and roll motion and has served as a learning and development platform in parallel with the design of the Atlas platform.
The SIDFreD platform in action, Year 7 (2008-2009).