Taking a Walk in VR

In our virtual reality laboratory, for example, people can move freely as pedestrians. In combination with our other simulator environments, we can investigate human reactions in complex traffic situations.

Virtual Reality Lab

The virtual reality laboratory offers the possibility to present complex environments and scenarios to people while at the same time exercising a high degree of control over the situation.

The application contexts depicted in the lab originate mainly from three sources:

  1. Driving simulation context: in which pedestrian situations are simulated in connection with the driving simulators.
  2. Production and factory planning context: in which data from the EMMA-CC / IMMA context are used for virtual, realistic work in ergonomics, path planning and training matters.
  3. Visualization context: in which realistic environmental data of the REDAR project can be experienced and used as a virtual environment in high visual complexity.

In our VR lab, one or more persons can move freely over a 10m*6m area and experience the virtual environment as pedestrians. By interconnecting with our other simulator environments (RODOS, VI-grade compact-DIM) via a real-time data interface, we systematically investigate human reactions even in highly complex traffic situations. 

We can implement the following projects for you in our VR laboratory::

  • Design, implementation and evaluation of assembly simulations
  • Development and testing of new HMI (Human-Machine-Interaction) solutions for automated passenger cars, trucks and mobile machines by coupling between VR laboratory (pedestrian simulation) and the simulators (driving simulation)
  • Presentation and analysis of work processes and production sequences