Robotics Research Lab

Virtual Demonstrator

Virtual Demonstrator (VD) of the Potentialbereich "Construction Site of the Future"

Project Description

The project "Construction Site of the Future" at RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau has set itself the goal of creating a virtual development environment (Virtual Demonstrator) that can be used to simulate typical construction processes using different building materials and construction machinery in a realistic manner. The Virtual Demonstrator is based on the Unreal Engine and is designed in such a way that it can be used to investigate the automation of construction processes without having to set up a real construction site at great expense.

An initial prototype has already been developed, which allows the following tests to be carried out:

  • Test autonomous and automated construction machinery

  • Determining the condition of the construction site using virtual sensors

  • Construction of modular units/components:

  • Import and export of assemblies from specialist description formats

  • Composition of construction components, construction machinery, other objects and virtual construction workers for a large construction site

  • Resource and process planning

Funded by

Ministry of Science and Health, Rhineland-Palatinate

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