Workshop 11: Multi-User Cobotics Simulation in VR applied construction

Multi-User Robotics Construction Simulation in Virtual Reality


Tristan Gobin (GSA/ENPC, HAL Robotics), Oswald Pfeiffer (ENSA Paris-Malaquais/Digital Knowledge) and Mathieu Venot (ENSA Paris-Malaquais/Digital Knowledge)

Duration / Cost:

2 days / CHF 160 (CHF 80 for students)


64bit Windows computer
Rhino 5
Unity 3D (free version)

Maximum number of participants:



The purpose of the workshop is to use virtual reality as a simulation tool for cobotics construction by taking advantage of the intuitive interactions and perception of space that this technology offers. An architectural element will first be designed by the participants using Grasshopper before being streamed to Unity3D. They will then have to guide virtual 6 axis robots via immersive tools (virtual reality headsets and hand tracking devices) in order to simulate the construction process. The simulated constraints, such as gravity, will invite participants to integrate assembly logic and chronology aspects to exploit the feedback of these virtual experimentations for improving their design intentions. The major goal of this workshop is to explore and thus try to redefine collaborative interactions between humans and robots in a construction site context, where human workers would not have to be physically exposed to hazardous operations.

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