An Educational Multi Media Task Force Project of the European Community


Click for more Images A radical new kind of learning environment will be promoted. Based on the combination of real world phenomena and virtual world simulations through a Graspable User Interface it will be possible to freely change between operations on real physical objects and their virtual counterparts. These Twin-Objects, real and corresponding virtual components, will compose a new kind of complex construction kit which prepares a new era of simulation technology: Real and Virtual Reality. An era in which real physical parts have an adequate functional, structural and behavioural description, to build from these components a composite system which again shows the correspondence between the physical and the virtual system. The aim of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility as well as the advantages of this concept by providing a construction kit of TWIN-Mechatronic-Objects suitable for vocational training in production automation.