Development of a Virtual Reality Environment Based on the CoAP Protocol for Teaching Pneumatic Systems

William Montalvo-Lopez, Pablo Catota, Carlos A. Garcia, Marcelo V. Garcia

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Abstract

The use of virtual environments in education and research has increased due to the covid pandemia, because students need to develop skills that are acquired in physical laboratories. For this reason, this research presents the design of a virtual reality (VR) didactic module of electro-pneumatics FESTO™ cylinders developed in Unity 3D™ software, which allows the manipulation of pneumatic systems within the simulation. The virtual environment works synchronously with the real module, transmitting instructions using the Constrained Application Protocol (CoaP) to a Raspberry PI card that controls the real pneumatic system. This type of application allows students to perform practices with greater freedom and without restrictions, and without the need to be in a laboratory to use the required equipment and resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAugmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics - 8th International Conference, AVR 2021, Proceedings
EditorsLucio Tommaso De Paolis, Pasquale Arpaia, Patrick Bourdot
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages528-543
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030875947
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event8th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, AVR 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 Sep 202110 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12980 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, AVR 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/09/2110/09/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors recognize the supported bringing by Universidad Tecnica de Ambato (UTA) and their Research and Development Department (DIDE) under project CONIN-P-256-2019.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Constrained Application Protocol (CoaP)
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Virtual environment
  • Virtual reality systems

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