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Photo of the KUKA Robotics arm simulator coming soon to Innoventions at Epcot

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KUKA Robotic arm for The Sum of All Thrills

KUKA Robotics Corporation has announced that their RoboSim 4-D Simulator ride system will be part of the upcoming new Innoventions attraction at Epcot called The Sum of All Thrills.

The KUKA RoboSim 4-D Simulator creates a 4-dimensional experience through 3-D robotic motion and “wind,” by controlling air movements to stimulate the senses providing a more realistic simulation experience involving high speeds, quick direction changes and different climates for a unique sensation. The 2-seat simulator does not fully enclose the rider, but allows the rider’s legs and feet to be suspended.

The spherical carbon-fiber hood features high definition video combined with stereo sound and controlled air motion. The system features 6 axes and 6 degrees of movement.

No date has been set for the opening of The Sum of All Thrills, though it is currently under construction.
The attraction will open to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

Here’s another look at the concept art we previously posted:

KUKA currently sponsors Rockin’ Robots – a 2,000 plus square foot interactive exhibit allowing guests to conduct a robotic band located in the Innoventions West building.

Update: Here’s a YouTube video showing what the KUKA arm looks like in action (though this particular installation has nothing to do with the upcoming Innoventions exhibit):

KUKA Robocoaster 4-D Ski Simulation Robot arm Simulator

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2 comments

derek mullins October 7, 2009 - 11:40 am

Oh, that is AWESOME! It’s stuff like this that makes me love EPCOT and Innoventions…. plus, i’ve always wanted to see this stuff since i heard about it being developed.

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Disney Specials - Off to Neverland Travel October 9, 2009 - 9:35 am

This looks incredible, and I’ll be at WDW in a few weeks…hope to try it out!

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