Virtual Reality Robotic Workspaces


Although the deployment of robots continues to rise, the task of determining the feasibility of using a new robotic component, either in a novel work environment or adding more robots to collaborate within an existing infrastructure, remains extremely difficult. Acquiring and implementing capable industrial robots is often undesirable for small and medium-sized enterprises. This is due to high initial investment costs and a nontrivial integration process that requires expert knowledge with no guarantee of profitable returns. On the other hand, the expanding virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VAMR) industry has yielded incredibly useful tools and techniques to enhance the robotic development process. VAMR provides an intuitive understanding of 3D space while simultaneously providing additional information to the operator. This leads to an overall enhanced operator experience and encourages a hands-on approach to robot programming.


  • We developed a purely virtual simulation of a robotic system that provides a visually immersive representation of the workspace


  1. M.Q. Tram, J.M. Cloud, and W.J. Beksi, "Intuitive Robot Integration via Virtual Reality Workspaces," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2023.
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