VR-based Practical Teaching for Industrial Robotics Courses

HONG KONG, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WIMI Hologram Academy, working in partnership with the Holographic Science Innovation Heart, has written a brand new technical article describing their exploration of VR-based sensible instructing for industrial robotics programs. This text follows under:

With the automated meeting expertise of business robots changing into the present analysis scorching spot of clever manufacturing in China, the instructing of business robotics programs has acquired increasingly consideration in main universities. Nonetheless, in conventional industrial robotics programs, college students’ participation is just not excessive sufficient, sensible expertise is missing, and the instructing impact could be very little as a result of excessive danger of sensible operation and the small variety of college students and robots. Scientists from WIMI Hologram Academy of WIMI Hologram Cloud Inc.(NASDAQ: WIMI), mentioned intimately the introduction of VR expertise into the commercial robotics curriculum to discover a brand new mannequin of mixing actuality and actuality, and to understand a brand new mannequin of classroom instructing and studying. The objective of the undertaking is to interrupt the restrictions of conventional industrial robotics instructing, speed up the reform and innovation of instructing content material, curriculum, instructing strategies and operation mechanism, and fill the hole of business robotics observe instructing.

The event of VR expertise is a good match with the commercial robotics instructing course of, and can be utilized to make the classroom actually digital and actual with the assistance of devices and tools and different materials situations to attain the leap from perceptual understanding to engineering observe. For instance, VR expertise can be utilized to mannequin digital simulations of business robots for meeting and upkeep, to establish attainable defects and issues within the preliminary levels of the design course of and cut back pointless waste. One other instance is the digital calculation and design of the method of robots used for automated drilling and riveting of plane, which might allow college students to match the life like manufacturing course of. One other instance is using digital meeting expertise, which permits college students to understand the general association and coordination of huge plane in a extra life like and pure surroundings, full with simulation of the robotic meeting course of in addition to upkeep and testability simulation.

1. Establishment of instructing and analysis of business robotics programs

Industrial robotics is a extremely interdisciplinary topic, which integrates {many professional} data resembling mechanics, mechanics, cybernetics, electronics, laptop science, and many others. The theoretical data is summary and intently related with engineering functions, so the course can also be extra sensible and desires to emphasise the mix of principle and observe. Within the instructing, college students aren’t clear concerning the fundamental ideas of robotics, the classroom participation is just not excessive sufficient, and the dearth of hands-on robotics expertise severely impacts the cultivation of engineering observe and innovation means. The principle causes are as follows: 1)conventional experiments solely help repetitive cognitive experiments, and can’t perform extremely exploratory experiments of business robots mixed with massive aviation elements manufacturing, which straight impacts the advance of scholars’ innovation means; 2) as a result of elements resembling massive plane meeting experimental websites, massive tools, massive elements, and sophisticated processes, it’s troublesome for faculties to copy industrial robotic tools manufacturing websites; 3) the hazard issue of actual robotic sensible operation massive, there’s a sure security danger to carrying out industrial robot-related instructing experiments; 4) aviation massive elements manufacturing experiments must continuously improve massive skilled tools and tooling, consuming plenty of costly experimental supplies, coupled with the bodily robotic can also be costlier. The price of bodily experiments is extraordinarily excessive. Within the face of the variety of college students and the variety of robots is small, it’s troublesome to make use of precise robots as experimental tools for instructing and coaching. Due to this fact, exploring new instructing modes has turn into an inevitable development for industrial robotics curriculum reform.

2. Instructing content material design of the curriculum integrating VR expertise

This paper takes “automated plane meeting course of” of aerospace manufacturing engineering as a typical case, establishes a VR instructing platform primarily based on industrial robotic clever meeting tools, and explores a brand new mode of mixing VR expertise and industrial robotic instructing. The VR platform is designed to discover a brand new mannequin of mixing VR expertise and industrial robotics instructing. It transforms industrial robotic programming, accuracy compensation, trajectory planning and automated drilling and riveting of plane meeting robots, which rely upon massive check websites and tools, right into a sensible course, in order that college students can expertise the operation and programming of business robots and their cutting-edge functions in aerospace manufacturing with out leaving faculty. This paper focuses on the development of an industrial robotics instructing platform that mixes actuality and creativeness, the innovation of an industrial robotics curriculum that mixes actuality and creativeness, and the exploration of the content material of an industrial robotics curriculum that mixes actuality and creativeness.

1)The development of the instructing platform of business robotics combining actuality and creativeness

The development of the virtual-real industrial robotic instructing platform is split into two elements: “digital” and “actual”. The “digital” half primarily depends on VR experimental tools as the idea to construct an industrial-grade 5G wi-fi LAN and fiber optic knowledge transmission platform to understand multi-terminal and low-latency knowledge sharing, in order to attain the aim of centralized instructing and interactive experiments for a number of college students within the digital surroundings.

The “actual” half depends on the present industrial robotic tools with completely different masses within the laboratory, permitting college students to grasp the structural traits of the robotic in a practical surroundings, in order to raised convey college students into the digital world for plane meeting, robotic drilling and riveting experiments.

2)Innovation within the type of industrial robotics course combining actuality and creativeness

On this paper, we suggest to undertake a three-dimensional experimental instructing methodology, specializing in the student-centered strategy, listening to the distinction of various college students’ acceptance of the virtual-real instructing methodology, adopting completely different motivational strategies for various college students, arranging differentiated experimental targets, and grouping and assigning duties in line with college students’ talents. As well as, we’ll understand diversified means cultivation within the instructing course of, taking fundamental principle as the place to begin and regularly bringing in engineering eventualities to understand the cultivation of scholars’ technical exploration means, and within the course of, domesticate college students’ evaluation means and innovation consciousness of engineering issues. The instructing content material of the course may also give attention to the mix of fundamental principle, superior expertise and experimental operations, breaking the standard classroom format of lecturers lecturing and college students listening to lectures, realizing the interactive instructing of lecturers and college students to discover collectively, and innovating the instructing mode of equal communication between lecturers and college students and mutual help and cooperation amongst college students.

3)Exploration of the content material of business robotics course combining actuality and creativeness

The content material of VR-based industrial robotics course primarily contains three facets: fundamental principle, experimental instructing and engineering software. The essential principle contains the event historical past of business robots, robotic kinematics, dynamics and management strategies, and many others., which lay the theoretical basis for the next experimental programs and engineering functions. The experimental instructing contains two elements: the virtual-real experiment and the robotic hands-on experiment. The virtual-reality half will information college students to function the digital robotic within the laboratory surroundings with the assistance of digital actuality tools, which not solely achieves the experimental impact of business robotic operation instructing, but additionally avoids the attainable hurt to college students and experimental tools attributable to misoperation. The robotic observe facet depends on the present small-load industrial robots within the laboratory to understand the transformation of scholars from VR experiments to precise operation experiments. For the reason that operation abilities have been mastered within the virtual-reality experiments, the experimental effectivity could be considerably improved within the sensible operation hyperlink, saving plenty of instructing prices and instructing websites for buying industrial robots. After college students have totally mastered the operation abilities of business robots, they are going to be led to enter the digital world once more to discover the appliance of business robots in plane meeting, with trade frontier points as group subjects assigned to particular person pupil teams, thus cultivating college students’ means to investigate and clear up engineering issues and enhancing their complete high quality in all facets.

VR expertise can definitely refresh college students and enhance their curiosity in studying, however within the instructing course of, the trainer’s cheap instructing methodology is a vital consider figuring out the standard of instructing. Within the instructing course of, lecturers needs to be extra conscious that expertise is barely an auxiliary software to enhance the standard of instructing and studying, instructing to concentrate to expertise however not depend on it, within the strategy of instructing and studying, to offer college students a large house to precise their concepts, encourage and information college students to actively assume and progressive tradition.

3. VR technology-driven curriculum instructing analysis strategies

1)Industrial robotic VR instructing platform building

The economic robotic instructing platform with VR expertise because the core integrates the particular object of business robots into VR expertise, which requires the institution of a basic VR framework and the combination of the detailed traits of business robots to kind an general platform structure. Firstly, the VR framework growth engine is established, and the product quantity mannequin of the six-degree-freedom industrial robotic is constructed through the use of skilled modeling software program, and the product quantity mannequin is additional optimized and decreased in floor by combining with mannequin optimization software program instruments within the industrial design subject and imported into the engine as the ultimate mannequin. kinetic mannequin to utterly transplant the traits of the actual industrial robotic into the VR robotic. Lastly, set up the corresponding human-computer interplay guidelines together with the particular use eventualities of the instructing platform, and decide the particular VR tools configuration (stereo glasses, digital helmet, and many others.) with college students as the middle, in order to lastly understand the human-computer interplay and data movement between the commercial robotic and the operator within the VR immersion surroundings.

2)Exploration of instructing strategies primarily based on VR expertise

Based mostly on the instructing platform of business robotics primarily based on VR expertise, with the immersive traits of VR expertise, we alter the instructing strategies, discover the appliance of latest applied sciences in instructing and expertise coaching work, and plan the instructing concepts and strategies of business robotics primarily based on VR expertise as an entire. Firstly, VR expertise is used to supply college students with digital scenes which are near actuality, and lecturers play the position of steerage and instruction in digital scenes to information college students to accumulate related data within the digital scenes. Lastly, for distance studying wants, VR can be utilized remotely to supply instructing assets for college kids, and lecturers can understand distant instruction, help, testing and analysis by means of the instructing platform to supply assure for instructing high quality.

3)Instructing assets info building for VR expertise

Excessive-quality instructing assets info building is the essential premise for schools and universities to domesticate high-quality skills, and the instructing platform with VR expertise because the core pays extra consideration to the development of fundamental instructing assets. To start with, primarily based on the present programs, type out all of the concerned experimental tools and associated instructing assets, guarantee the complete protection and practicality of instructing assets; secondly, use the school-enterprise joint and different channels to develop superior community cloud storage expertise for instructing and experiment, guarantee the knowledge storage service of huge instructing assets. Lastly, with the skilled necessities because the information, within the precise instructing with typical work duties as the primary physique, using trendy info means, building of instructing experiment platform, building of “studying, observe, examination” all-round studying and evaluation system, to attain environment friendly use of instructing assets and sustainable growth.

4. Development of VR technology-driven instructing and coaching system

The reform of coaching strategies is a vital a part of the reform of pupil instructing and coaching system, and VR expertise must take pupil coaching because the core and use varied superior instructing strategies to understand the coaching of high-quality skills. First, for the present industrial robotics course instructing system, analyze the benefits and shortcomings of the present instructing mode strategies, make cheap instructing mode corrections to the course with the assistance of VR expertise, and understand the extensive software of VR expertise within the course coaching. Second, mix VR expertise, use computer systems and sensors and different associated instructing assets, arrange typical circumstances of business robotic processing and manufacturing primarily based on VR expertise, and enhance instructing high quality. Lastly, in line with the scholars’ mastery and analysis indexes within the course, the feasibility and practicality of the instructing mannequin will likely be comprehensively evaluated, and the unique coaching system will likely be mixed to make corrections to the scholar coaching system and full the reform of the instructing and coaching system.

4.Conclusion

This paper has explored a brand new mannequin of instructing industrial robotics primarily based on VR expertise, designed the instructing content material of the industrial robotics programs integrating VR expertise, and proposed a analysis methodology for instructing industrial robotics programs. The deep integration of VR expertise with industrial robotics curriculum is conducive to cultivating college students’ “diversified” talents and assembly the wants of progressive studying. In contrast to conventional “cognitive” instructing, VR expertise as a instructing platform can understand the interplay between college students and the data they study, and full the personalised instructing transformation from “teacher-centered” to “student-centered”. “It may possibly additionally enhance college students’ means to investigate sensible engineering issues and to make use of industrial robots to fabricate merchandise with low price and excessive effectivity.

Based in August 2020, WIMI Hologram Academy is devoted to holographic AI imaginative and prescient exploration, and conducts analysis on fundamental science and progressive applied sciences, pushed by human imaginative and prescient. The Holographic Science Innovation Heart, in partnership with WIMI Hologram Academy, is dedicated to exploring the unknown expertise of holographic AI imaginative and prescient, attracting, gathering and integrating related international assets and superior forces, selling complete innovation with scientific and technological innovation because the core, and finishing up fundamental science and progressive expertise analysis.

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