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Virtual laboratories in eXtended Reality


Reference persons FABRIZIO LAMBERTI

Research Groups GR-09 - GRAphics and INtelligent Systems - GRAINS

Description A "virtual laboratory" is defined as an interactive environment that enables a group of researchers located around the world to work together for creating and conducting simulated experiments. Virtual laboratories are receiving an increasing attention also by the world of education, as they could represent the practical side of classes that are implemented today according to the e-learning paradigm. The latter statement has become particularly relevant especially during the lockdown phase, and the potential of this technology could be finally unleashed now that person and distance education have started to be delivered at the same time in a hybrid mode.

In this context, several thesis proposals are available that are aimed to create multiple virtual laboratory experiences supporting, among others, the educational activities at Politecnico di Torino. Contacts have been activated with colleagues in various Departments interested in developing learning tools in the field of physics, chemistry, math, etc. that can be accessed by students through both Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies. Various directions could be investigated, encompassing online and offline contents, self-learning modules, teacher-student and student-student collaboration modalities, etc.

An example of such tools developed, e.g., for the Department of Energy in the context of electrical engineering is presented in the paper below.

Immersive Virtual Reality for procedural training: Comparing traditional and learning by teaching approaches
Computers in Industry, January 2023

See also  http://grains.polito.it/work.php

Deadline 31/07/2023      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA

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