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Motion Capture in Motion-Lab

During 22nd-24th November 2016 the company Qualisys from Sweden installed the motion capture system in the Motion-Lab. The picture below shows Martin Holmberg from Qualisys setting up the cameras. In total, 17 cameras were installed that provide the full coverage

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Leica Automation Workshop

Motion-Lab participated on November 17, 2016 in the workshop organized by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist. The workshop was hosted by SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing at Raufoss Industripark, and featured the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960. It

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Vessel-to-Vessel Compensation

Status of the vessel-to-vessel compensation project at UiA as of November 2016 can be seen at https://youtu.be/7HC1nkir798. The work is linked to the research centre SFI Offshore Mechatronics, work-package 2.

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New Lab Manager Started

Witold Pawlus started as the new technical lab manager of the Motion-Lab on November 9, 2016. Witold completed his PhD degree at UiA within the Industrial-PhD scheme of the Norwegian Research Council together with the company MHWirth AS in Kristiansand.

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PhD Defense

Magnus Berthelsen Kjelland defended his PhD on November 4, 2016. Magnus was the first PhD candidate at UiA who made significant use of the Motion-Lab in his research. More information is available in the following link (in Norwegian). Magnus Berthelsen

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Inertial Labs Visited the Motion-Lab

The US-based company Inertial Labs visited the Motion-Lab on June 6-7, 2016 for MRU testing. See this page for more information about their MRUs.

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Relative Motion Testing

Sondre Sanden Tørdal (UiA) and Per Ove Løvsland (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus) testing relative motion accuracy using two Kongsberg MRUs, two Stewart platforms, one Comau robot and the FARO laser tracker mounted on top of the smallest Stewart platform.

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New Motion Reference Unit

    A new Motion Reference Unit (MRU) has arrived for use in the Motion-Lab. The sensor package consists of a main unit and two satellites. These will be placed in the three corners of the large Stewart platform to estimate

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First 3-DOF XYZ Motion Compensation Experiment

See this video https://youtu.be/WDpFD1c37T4.

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KKG visited the Motion-Lab for the Third Time

A class of 20 students and the teacher from Kristiansand Katedralskole Gimle (KKG) visited the Motion-Lab and SFI Offshore Mechatronics for the third time. The students completed a PC-based laboratory exercise using a UR5 robot. In addition, PhD candidate Sondre

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