If you wear glasses, you see better. If you wear AR or VR goggles, you see more. Augmented and virtual reality enhance the environment with computer-aided information. The real and virtual worlds are colliding; they are “mixed.” Technologies with augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) offer new perspectives on everyday life, and on the learning and working worlds of today and tomorrow.
“Learning by doing“
Increase learning comprehension and knowledge retention with a VR simulator.
Training in a VR environment is very realistic, and allows you to make mistakes without exposing yourself to real dangers. These VR experiences are invaluable in everyday work and real life.
Festo Didactic and EON Reality Inc. have jointly created a virtual reality simulation that recreates typical scenarios at a wastewater treatment plant.
By using VR, you simulate situations which can normally only be set up with great effort and expense, or even situations which, in reality, would be life-threatening or hazardous for the environment or machinery.
Malfunctions and situations such as power failures, breakdowns, and accidents cannot be simulated or trained in the actual work environment. In real events like these, it’s important for qualified personnel to act quickly, safely, and correctly to avoid major damage (material/costs). The VR environment is ideal for situations that are difficult or impossible to simulate in real life – learning and acting without consequences.
The comprehensive simulation environment, CIROS? makes it possible for you to create a virtual image of the CP training factory and its modules. Using this VR environment, students are able to move around in the 3D factory, familiarizing themselves with the environment and completing tasks in the virtual world. Because of the integrated system approach, the virtual reality application is equipped with a complete MES? interface, and therefore, an ERP connection as well (SAP4school). For location-independent learning!
CIROS? VR is available as a free, pre-installed plug-in for all CIROS? 6 licenses, as well as for CIROS? Education and CIROS? Studio. Use CIROS? to supplement existing learning systems or as a stand-alone training program for strictly virtual training.
In Augmented Reality, the user sees the real world, with additional virtual information displayed as well. A smart phone, a tablet, a head-up display (HUD), a holography system, or augmented reality goggles are required to experience and visualize the virtual level. AR technology is ideally suited for supporting students with additional information through augmented reality – enriching the real-world learning process.
The Festo Didactic AR app supports you in starting up your mechatronic learning system. Use your tablet or smart phone to explore your learning system with augmented reality. Pay attention to special markers for individual learning system modules, where you can retrieve additional information such as data sheets, documentation, and videos of the production process. The AR app intuitively displays the layout, the control interface, and the steps required for starting up the learning system. Develop your own AR scenarios according to your requirements, and integrate them into the AR app.
Virtual learning transforms learning processes into realistic learning experiences. This deepens the understanding of technical systems. Students immerse themselves in a virtual world where they independently tackle learning projects and content, learn along with others, and actively acquire knowledge in a targeted way.
Virtual Learning and Mixed Reality – Shaping the Learning Experience: