Laboratory for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR)

Department of manufacturing and civil engineering

Laboratory for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR)

Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) is used for simulation and education, for visualization, training and remote control.

Student wearing AR glasses

VR/AR lab

Access and opening hours

Only by appointment with contact persons. For employees and students who work with VR or AR projects.

What can you do?

Today, digital technology can help us interact despite physical distance, and help us understand and analyse by visualizing and simulating data, objects, nature and situations. VR and AR are used for i.e. creating, exploring and editing 3D models of equipment, machines, buildings, and surroundings.

We can explore and practice in virtual or augmented reality, which helps us understand, improve, predict faults and change plans, course, and behaviour throughout the process.

It can improve cross-discipline and remote collaboration for better planning simultaneously and support interactive hypothesis testing with real time response on the user interaction. By combining different layers of data into the same visualization this can shorten planning processes, lead to better decisions and increased production.

Source: Lidal, E., Langeland, T., Giertsen, C., Grimsgaard, J., & Helland, R. (2007, Nov-Dec). A Decade of Increased Oil Recovery in Virtual Reality. Computer Graphics and Applications, 27(6), 94-94. 

Keywords: collaborate, plan, analyze, visualize, simulate, create, explore, process, approach, angle, practice, test, understand, change, edit, improve, predict, verify, decide, produce

Equipment and materials

  • VR: 2 x HTC Vive Pro, wireless
  • VR: 2 x Oculus Rift
  • AR: 2 x HoloLens
  • 1 x 360 camera
  • 2 x pc Alienware Aurora
  • 1 x pc laptop for VR


Training and security

Training is arranged with contact persons.


The laboratory for virtual and augmented reality is part of a collaboration on interdisciplinary projects, and can be an arena for bachelor, master and PhD students projects.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

It is possible to use the laboratory for innovation projects, both for students and employees.


Where is the laboratory?

Where is the laboratory?



Pål Erik Endrerud
Staff Engineer
Kenneth Kalvåg
Staff Engineer