Lab Facilities

3D motion capture system
Milling machine

Vicon Motion Systems Optical & High-Speed Video Motion Measurement System

This state-of-the-art 3D motion capture system includes:

  • Optical Capture Cameras. 5 MX infra-red optical cameras that can differentiate partially colliding markers in real time as well as offline.
  • High-speed System Compatibility. High-speed video camera systems that operate at speeds up to 2000 frames per second.
  • Pattern Tracking. Tracking unique user specified patterns frame-by frame without markers or manual intervention
  • Virtual Point and Unit Vector Calculations. A point-and-click interface to specify calculations for complete six degree-of-freedom kinematics.
  • Two-dimensional and Three-dimensional Solid Model Display. Integrated conic sections and spheroids that permit the user to construct a realistic solid model display of any animal or human subject.
  • Kinetic energy measurements. Integrated programming capacity for calculating the kinetic energy of moving bodies and body parts.
Trimmer laser scanner

Rapid Prototyping Suite

  • Roland LPX 600, 3D Laser Scanner. A laser scanner with 200 micron resolution, scan volume 10" diameter x 16" height, and LPX EZ Studio reverse engineering software.
  • Roland MDX-40 Milling Machine for Subtractive rapid prototyping with a fourth rotary axis for unattended two- and four-sided milling 12" x 12" x 4.12" work volume.
  • Roland CAMM-1 CX 300 vinyl cutter for fine surface cutting and profiling.
  • Dimension SST (Soluble Support Technology) 3-D Printer. Builds functional 3D models with tough, durable acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic.
  • Objet Connex 500 Multimaterial 3-D Printer. Prints soft and hard materials in combination. We use this to print some of our Softworm robots.