The Omni™Bundle is a cost-effective and safe way to introduce intermediate and advanced control concepts and theories related to robotics and haptics. Combining Geomagic Touch™ (formerly SensAble Phantom Omni) haptic device with QUARC® control software and comprehensive Quanser-developed curriculum allows students to easily translate course theory into hands-on experience. Students learn concepts such as:
In addition to teaching, the Omni Bundle can also be used for research in various areas, including adaptive control and robust control.
How It Works
The Geomagic Touch haptic device is a robot with six revolute joints, three of which are actuated. The three non-actuated joints are the wrist joints.
The three motors can actuate the end-effector - the tip of the stylus - to span the entire X, Y, Z region in its workspace. Position measurement along X, Y, and Z is done using digital encoders while measurement of rotations about these axes (roll, pitch and yaw) is done using potentiometers.
The Phantom Blockset for QUARC real-time control software provides the interface.
Topics covered in the Quanser-developed courseware
No additional components are required to set up your Omni Bundle workstation.