V-Machina: Virtual Reality bringing together people and machines!
What Manufacturing/societal challenge does the project answer?
Upskilling the manufacturing workforce and offering hands-on training can be costly, requiring sophisticated equipment as well as travel.
The team behind the project?
The project is a cross-functional pan-European collaboration between SUPSI, Light and Shadows, CEA, Festo and RISE.
Our vision with V-Machina is to contribute to leading manufacturing into the metaverse, the next iteration of the internet, supporting decentralised, persistent online 3-D virtual environments. The innovative instruments we forged with the VME lower the barrier for creating and accessing new VR-based learning modules. We believe that V-Machina is supporting a pedagogical (r)evolution that will provide more inclusiveness and less discrimination, thanks to the exploitation of VR as an enabling technology. Silvia Giordano, project leader and professor at EPFL & SUPSI