Research institut VAL

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

  • Methods for the service-based use of Digital Twins of machines and plants based on the Digital Twin as a Service (DTaaS) approach
  • Methods for the use of Mixed Reality (AR/AV/VR) technologies in industrial production based on Mixed Reality-in-the-Loop Simulation (MRiLS)
  • Methods of intuitive multimodal human-model and human-technology interaction
  • Methods of virtual commissioning and real-time simulation of machines and plants
  • Methods of Digital Twins for machine learning
  • Methods for autonomous and adaptive production
  • Methods for the use of autonomous indoor flying robots in production


PDF Selected publications (2018-2022)


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025