MRISAR's Interactive Cybernetic Exhibit
The top image is a newer design of our Cybernetic Exhibit. The old version is shown below it. It contains three different aspects of Bionics; 1- Robotic-Bionic Arm, 2- Robotic-Bionic Ear and 3- Robotic-Bionic Eye, by interfacing with working models of an artificial limb, eye and ear. Actual sensor electrodes can be used by the visitor to operate an artificial hand and forearm. An oscilloscope shows the sound patterns from the ear and the mechanics and electrical elements of hearing. The eye is a working model of an image sensor array and display that can be tested with a series of test objects that the array turns into a basic image.
The exhibit is designed to be visually stunning, educational and usable by virtually any age of museum visitor. As with all of our robotics exhibits this one also conveys a wide variety of elements that are important to STEM education. Three sides of the upper frame of the exhibit are made of clear poly-carbonate for added visibility. The exhibit is configured as a demonstration to illustrate bionics and cybernetics. It deals with both wearable robotic elements for the disabled, cybernetics (as in artificially created replacements for natural systems) and bionics. It is 35” deep x 7.5’ wide x 72” high.