Our Team

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) is one of the 7 Universities in Applied Sciences of Switzerland. The overriding goal of SUPSI is the promotion of technological development and technological transfer. SUPSI is involved with two institutes of the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI): the Institute for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology (MEMTi) and the Institute for Information Systems and Networking (ISIN).

SUPSI participates with two ISIN research units: the Audio-Visual Processing and Immersive Multimedia (AVIM) and the Complex Networks and Pervasive Communication (NetLab) research groups. NetLab's role in the project is to provide competences in Human Activity Recognition (HAR) for the analysis of the VR data. Such analysis is expected to give an objective information on the user’s reaction to the VR simulation and will be automatically used as feedback to the designers via annotation.

AVIM contributes to the 3D real-time visualization, to the creation of the 3D assets/models, and to the development of the virtual machinery.

MEMTi is involved into the definition and production of the educational content and scenario for the educational modules, and to its validation with real students.

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CEA, France

CEA List is one of CEA Tech three technological research institutes constituting CEA technological Division and dedicated to smart digital systems. Within this organization, the Interactive Simulation Laboratory (LSI) conducts research on real-time robot simulation involving one or more human users locally or remotely. Its XDE Physics platform addresses problems of interaction with complex 3D models in eXtended Reality (XR) for digital twin applications.

The project also involves the Sensory and Ambient Interfaces Laboratory (SAIL). SAIL conducts research on the user-centered design of sensory and wearable interfaces and sensors for various applications, from the real world to virtual and mixed realities. In particular, it develops haptic interactions to support natural and rich user interaction, on custom or on the shelf hardware.

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Light & Shadows, France

Since 2009, Light & Shadows has been providing immersive solutions using 3D technologies for every line of business. Our teams use all their expertise, experience, and know-how to offer the best solutions adapted to the client's needs and challenges of their digital transformation. The strength of Light & Shadows lies in three expertise fields that can be taken whether individually or combined to produce the best interactive, immersive, and most beautiful experiences.

In the V-Machina project, Light & Shadows is the main player of the VR development, 3D modeling and interface design, which they coordinate and manage thanks to their strong background and experience in the development of industry-level solutions.

GF Machining Solutions Agie Charmilles & TTB Engineering SA, Switzerland

GF Machining Solutions Agie Charmilles and TTB Engineering will integrate the virtual modules of the Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM, made by Agie Charmilles) and grinding machines (produced by TTB) beside their conventional means and provide a first, concrete industry application of technology developed within EITM activities around the VME.

The EDM and grinding machine nuggets published on the GLP provides additional visibility about the project, newer pedagogical/learning material based on real, state of the art machinery, and contribute to further increasing interest for the outcomes of the VME-related activities.

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Festo Didactic, Germany

Festo Didactic is the world-leading provider of equipment and solutions for technical education. As one of the partners in the V-Machina project Festo Didactic is responsible for providing use cases from real production, producing 3D models for the scene content and machines to be simulated, defining competency profiles for target roles as well as developing didactic approach to build up the learning nuggets and paths.

Research Institute of Sweden (RISE), Sweden

RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programmes with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,800 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes. RISE is an independent, State-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services.

RISE IVF will provide the educational content and scenario for the Universal Robot module and its know-how and network for the identification and collaboration with the industrial target groups, in addition of acting as communication and dissemination channel between EITM and in the industrial world. RISE IVF supports SMEs in the introduction, identification and adoption of robot applications suitable for their needs and also develops courses for the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association.