UMS on Catalyst

Dr Graham Phillips test drives Deakin's bold new motion simulator.

Dr Graham Phillips is test driving the UMS for Catalyst.
Dr Graham Phillips is test driving the UMS for Catalyst.

Science communicator Dr Graham Phillips has test driven Deakin University's Universal Motion Simulator on Catalyst, ABC TV's premier science program.

His assessment of the machine created by Professor Saeid Nahavandi and his team from the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research went to air on March 15.

The Universal Motion Simulator can take trainee pilots and drivers through their paces in a safer, cheaper and more realistic training environment than currently available elsewhere in the world.

“No other simulator can provide the full experience of flying a military jet with all the gut wrenching G-forces while only seven metres off the ground," Professor Nahavandi said.

Watch the Catalyst report online.

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