By: Khyati Mishra 0802EC091048

AIM OF THE PRESENTATION  To familiarize you with what SPACE MOUSE is all about.  FUTURE SCOPE of the existing technology. .  To explain its pros and cons over other technology.

 Permits the simultaneous control of all six degrees of freedom Serves as an intuitive man-machine interface  .INTRODUCTION  Space Mouse is a professional 3D controller specifically designed for manipulating objects in a 3D environment.

EVOLUTION  The predecessor of the space mouse was the DLR controller ball.  . Redesigned the control ball idea with its unsurpassed optoelectronic measuring system and optimized it to reduce manufacturing costs to a fraction of its previous amount and thus allow it to approach the pricing level of high quality PC mouse at least longterm.

ROBOT GRIPPER . Spacemouse has its origins in the late seventies when the DLR (German Aerospace Research Establishment) started research in its robotics and system dynamics division on devices with six degrees of freedom (6 dof) for controlling robot grippers in Cartesian space.

disk drives etc..BASIC PRINCIPLES  Mechatronics : (blending of Mechanical engineering. Intelligent window shade. ) Multisensory concept : (use 6 one-dimensional position detectors)  . Electronics engineering and Computing e.g.



ring with PSD's is fixed and connected via springs with the LED-slit-basis. a slit and perpendicular to the slit on the opposite side of the ring a linear position sensitive detector (PSD) kept at 60 degree  Outer part .WORKING The new system used 6 one-dimensional position detectors.six systems composed of the LED.  .  2 parts :  Inner part .




Double productivity of object manipulation in 3D applications. .FEATURES     Calibration free sensor technology for high precision and unique reliability. Any computer whose graphics power allows to update at least 5 frames per second of the designed scenery. can make use of the full potential of Magellan spacemouse. and which has a standard RS232 interface. Settings to adjust sensitivity and motion control to the users preference.

 Going back and forth to the menu is eliminated.PROS : Drawing times is reduced by 20%-30% increasing overall productivity.  Small form factor frees up the desk space.  .  Natural hand position (resting on table) eliminates fatigue.

CONS :  Too expensive (nearly $8000 earlier now reduced to about $3000 evenhough manufacturing cost is less than $1000) Works only if RS232 interface is provided.  .

APPLICATIONS    CAD/CAM/CAE  AutoCAD  Autodesk Inventor Digital Content Creation  3D MAX  BodyPaint 3D Productivity Tools  Adobe Photoshop  Internet Explorer .

A most intuitive controlling device would be a system that can be instructed by watching and imitating the human user. was a key element of the first real robot in space. ROTEX.(3). This would be a very comfortable interface that allows the user to move a robot system in the most natural way. DLR's control ball.FUTURE SCOPE   Magellan's predecessor. . using the hand as the major controlling element. which was launched in April 93. This is called the visual space mouse.

CONCLUSION The graphics simulation and manipulation of 3D volume objects and virtual worlds and their combination is not only meaningful for space technology. but will strongly change the whole world of manufacturing and construction technology .machine interface technology comparable to Magellan in its simplicity and yet high precision. . For all these applications we believe there is no other man.