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Digital Twin, LLM & IIOT

IIOT for legacy and intelligent factory machines with AR and LLM feedback with a Digital Twin demonstration of real-time IOT for architecture/building applications using Omniverse.

  • PI: Prof. Sam Anand (Director of Smart-Manufacturing Lab, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, CEAS)
  • co-PI:  Prof. Ming Tang (Director of XR-Lab, School of Architecture & Interior Design, DAAP)

$40,000. UC Industry 4.0/5.0 Institute Consortium Research Project: 01.2024-01.2025

Environment Sensors for Digital Twin model. XR-Lab and SM-Lab at Digital Futures Building.

Integration of Reality capture, IOT, LLM into a digital twin model.  

Primary Objective: To develop a conversational large language modeling system that acquires data from legacy machines, digital machines, environmental data, real-time data, and historical data within an IIoT environment to create a digital twin for assisting in real-time maintenance and assistance (Application Use Case: Digital Future’s Building) 

Student: Sourabh Deshpande, Anuj Gautam , Manish Raj Aryal, Mikhail Nikolaenko, Aayush Kumar, Eian Bennett

 

 

CVG Airport renovation

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) renovation project.

This dynamic course delves into designing human-centric, technologically advanced retail spaces at CVG, addressing contemporary challenges. Collaborating directly with CVG, we focus on conceptualizing the “Future CVG Experience,” exploring pivotal questions: envisioning the future look of CVG, the transformative impact of AR and VR on airport experiences, integrating the metaverse and immersive technologies into retail, and the potential for public art and recreational programs to enrich the traveler’s journey.

Faculty: Ming Tang. Director of XR-Lab, DAAP, UC. Thanks the support from Josh Edwards from CVG, and Chris Collins and Eric Camper from UC SIM. 

Twelve proposed scenarios of future CVG. 

Student: ARCH 7014. Fall. 2023.

Stephanie Ahmed, Ben Aidt, Thimesha Amarasena, Heather Cheng, Stephanie Circelli, Catherine D’Amico, Gabby Dashiell, Nikunj Deshpande, Carson Edwards, Olufemi Faminigba, Christopher Fultz, Emma Hausz, Jinfan He, Haley Heitkamp, Robin Jarrell, Emily Jaster, Bhaskar Jyoti Kalita, Analise Kandra, Sreya`Killamshetty, Japneet Kour, Thomas Magee, Mea McCormack, Sepideh Miraba, Dan O’Neill, Shailesh Padalkar, Gaurang Pawar, Urvi Prabhu, Michael Rinaldi-Eichenberg, Kelby Rippy, Will Roberts, Chris Schalk, Miles Sletto, Lizzy Sturgeon, Shruthi Sundararajan, Erika VanSlyke, Clayton Virzi, Yue Wu

The heatmap represents the fixation and gaze. 

Check more research on eye-tracking conducted by Prof. Tang at XR-Lab. >>

CVG HOLO

CVG-HOLO – WAYFINDING HOLOGRAM PROJECT

XR-Lab is working with Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), in collaboration with UC Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research, to

  1. Develop and demonstrate a wayfinding hologram.
  2. Evaluate the hologram signage’s performance to augment passengers’ wayfinding experience.
  3. Develop concepts of Concourse-B store renovation, integrating emerging digital technologies related to Extended Reality
  4. Develop a digital twin model of the CVG Concourse-B store area.

The project will apply various methods, including eye-tracking, motion capture, motion tracking, and computer vision.

Hologram. Reference Image from SVG news. 10.2023

Project Client: Josh Edwards, Sr. Manager, Innovation Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

UC Team:

  • eXtended Reality Lab: Ming Tang, Director eXtended Reality Lab Digital Futures tangmg@ucmail.uc.edu
  • UCSIM Project Lead: Chris M. Collins.  Director. Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research
  • ARCH 7014 students. Fall. 2023

concept of hologram in CVG. by students in ARCH 7014. Fall 2023, UC. 

Thanks for the support from the UHP Discovery Summer program. 

Check out more on the student projects and eye-tracking analysis on CVG renovation.  or way-finding research projects and publications at XR-Lab. 

Kao Metaverse

The University of Cincinnati, through its Digital Futures complex, will work collaboratively with the UC Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research, Lindner College of Business, UC DAAP XR-Lab, and Kao to develop concepts and a minimum viable product for a Jergens virtual tanning experience called the ‘Glowverse.’

KAO-STP-Glowverse VR retail project. GLOWVERSE VIRTUAL SPA (VR) development. UC-SIM + XR-Lab +College of Business. Funded by KAO.  PI: Chris Collins. Co-PI: Ming Tang, Noah Van. $52,122. Period: 2.2023-11.2023.

  • UCSIM Project Lead: Chris M. Collins, Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments
    Research
    UCSIM Technical Lead: Ryan Gorsuch, Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments
    Research
  • UC DAAP Design Lead: Ming Tang, Director of XR-Lab. Registered Architect, RA, NCARB, LEED AP (BD+C),
    and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Interior Design, College of Design,
    Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • UC LCOB Marketing Lead: Noah Van Bergen, Asst. Professor, Marketing, Linder Business
    Honors Faculty, Carl H. Lindner College of Business

XR Lab moved in Digital Futures

As the director of the Extended Reality lab (XR-Lab), I am thrilled to report that our XR-Lab has moved into the new Digital Futures Building at UC.

Our Lab will continue to broaden the scope of collaborations, using our expertise in both academic and professional fields in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. We look forward to the long-standing collaborative relationships with faculty at the UC Digital Futures, Criminology and Justice program at CECH, Civil Engineering program, and transportation program at CEAS, Live Well Collaborative, Council on Ageing, Cincinnati Insurance Company, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Please visit our lab after August 2022 to check out the exciting lab space and facilities at the new UC Digital Future Building.

Location:

Room: 200 at Smart Connected Wing, & 207 VR?AR Center, Digital Future Building

3044 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

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XR-Lab projects

Contact:

Ming Tang, tangmg@ucmail.uc.edu

Director of Extended Reality Lab, University of Cincinnati.