An area dedicated to reseach about multirotor drones is set up in a large room providing a flight space. Researchers and engineers can therefore test drones before outdoor flights, under the best conditions. The drones’ position is located thanks to a motion tracking system based on 8 OptiTrack cameras. The platform has several drone types:
- Asctec Firefly;
- Intel Aero;
- Parrot Bebop 2 Power;
- flying wing;
- fixed-wing mini-UAVs.
Cable based robot area
As part of a study about the flight of insects, an area including a cable based robot was prepared to monitor their flying motion. The robot is equipped with a mobile platform moving in 3 dimensions and allowing to examine the flight trajectories. The monitoring is done thanks to the high-speed cameras of the Qualisys motion capture system and some sensors embedded on the platform.
This space offers an area for the evolution and monitoring of robots, equipped with a motion capture systems to study their movements. Different types of robot are available:
- 2 collaborative robots Franka Panda, funded by IT2MP CPER;
- humanoid robot iCub.
Experimental room for brain-machine interfaces
This space has been made to provide a calm and isolated place for the neuroscience experimentations. Several sensors are used here: electroencephalograms, brain-machine interfaces, TEA motion and force sensors, and Tobii Pro eye tracking glasses.
Various machines are made available in order to create prototypes for experiments: milling machine, 3D printers…
Two Ultimakers (2+ and 3 Extended) and two Formlabs (Form 2, resin printers) are avalable.
The users can access to a dedicated space for various works involving mechanics and electronics. This workshop includes diverse tools and instruments.