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Virtual Automation Lab (VAL)



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The Virtual Automation Lab (VAL) is a research unit in the Faculty of Mechanical and Systems Engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. It focuses on the application-oriented development of methods and software which can be used for “Smart Factory Data and Simulation”:


  • Digital Twin as a Service Platform (DTaaSP)
  • Use of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality methods in production
  • Intuitive Human-Machine Interaction
  • Web-based 3D machine monitoring
  • Edge cloud computing and machine-oriented services
  • Virtual machine, virtual commissioning, real-time simulation
  • Hardware in the Loop and Mixed Reality in the Loop Simulation
  • Applied artificial intelligence in the context of the Digital Twin
  • Autonomous indoor aerial robotic systems




Apply for winter semester 2021/22!

The application period for our bachelor's degree programmes runs to 31 July 2021.
For the master's programmes, the application deadline is 15 July. Please note the different application times for our international master's programmes.

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