Santa Tries Australia's Crazy Robot Arm Flight Sim

It's almost Christmas, so Melbourne's Deakin University invited Santa in for some last-minute flight training on their Universal Motion Simulator (UMS). If this video doesn’t make you smile a tiny bit, then you might just be a Grinch.

Located in the Uni’s Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, the UMS was partially funded by the government and military looking for a cheaper way to train pilots and even drivers.

Your typical fake cockpit simulator has limited manoeuvrability, but this high-speed robot arm can move in multiple axis at the same time, accurately recreating the feeling of flying including the extreme g-forces that come with it.

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