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P&G Metaverse

Title: Leveraging Metaverse Platforms for Enhanced Global Professional Networking – Phase 1

Ming Tang, Principal Investigator

Amount: $32,416

Funding: P&G Digital Accelerator.

Gotal: Metaverse technologies for global engagement. Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Human. Immersive visulzation. 

  • P&G Team. : Elsie Urdaneta, Sam Azeba. Paula Saldarriaga
  • UC Team: Ming Tang, Students: Nathaniel Brunner, Ahmad Alrefai, Sid Urankar

 

 

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 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

Industry 4.0/5.0 grant

 

Immersive vs. Traditional Training​ – a comparison of training modalities​

PIs: Tamara Lorenz, Ming Tang

  • Dr. Tamara Lorenz. Associate Professor. Embodied Interactive Systems Lab, Industry 4.0 & 5.0 Institute (I45I), Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception (CAP)
  • Ming Tang. Professor. Extended Reality Lab, Industry 4.0 & 5.0 Institute (I45I), Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS)

Consortium Research Project: evaluate the effectiveness of an immersive training protocol against different traditional training modalities. 

Grant. $40,000. By UC Industry 4.0/5.0 Institute 01.2023-01.2024

Open Questions

  • Is immersive training equally as effective or better than traditional training? 
  • Is immersive training beneficial for specific types of training (skill, behavior), while other modalities are better for other types (e.g. knowledge acquisition)?
  • Does the benefit of immersive VR training warrant the initial investment in equipment and subsequent investment in project building, running, and sustenance?

Proposal

  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of an immersive training protocol against different traditional training modalities. 
  • Evaluation of modality-dependent benefits for different learning goals. 
  • Derivation of assessment metrics for VR training against other training modalities. 

Training scenario: DAAP Fire Evacuation

traditional training with slides and maps.

VR training with an immersive and interactive experience.

 

 

Thanks to the Institute’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) and industry patrons, including Siemens, Kinetic Vision, John Deere, Stress Engineering Services, Innovative Numberics, and Ethicon. 

Next Phase experiments

Multi-player test



 

Links

 2017 Virtual DAAP Fire Evacuation project.

 

At UC News

New UC institute looks ahead to ‘Industry 5.0’. UC will harness collective talent across campus to help companies solve new challenges. by Michael Miller.  December 8, 2022