Meet the winners of the XR2Learn Open Call 1: XR4HRC project!

Introducing XR4HRC, one of the winning projects from the XR2Learn Open Call 1! Dive into our exclusive interview with the minds behind XR4HRC as they share their collaborative journey and mission to revolutionise industrial training through immersive XR technology. Learn how this project, led by a consortium of LTG, IFARLAB, and BEST, aims to prepare future professionals in robotic quality control systems with realistic simulations and remote examination methods. Stay tuned for insights into their innovative approach and the transformative impact they’re making in the world of education.

  1. Can you briefly present us your team? What’s your story and what drives you?

Our collective journey in the XR2Learn project with our XR4HRC sub-project is  a shared endeavor, bringing together the diverse yet complementary strengths of LTG, IFARLAB, and BEST. It’s a story of unity, learning, and mutual growth. 

Lider Teknoloji Gelistirme (LTG) is an SME focusing on R&D activities, software development and immersive technologies. LTG is actively developing simulators for flight training, and we have experience in several other technology domains such as IoT, sensor systems, and embedded system development. Our experience in IoToPro and DEM-SaCROS projects and our interest in developing training simulations led us to be part of XR2Learn with our valuable partners IFARLAB and BEST.  

IFARLAB, situated within the academic environment of Eskisehir Osmangazi University, brings a scholarly perspective to our collaboration. Our team, though small, is deeply passionate about bridging the gap between academic research and real-world applications. Our involvement in XR2Learn feels like a natural step in our quest to explore new educational technologies and methodologies. The laboratory is not just a space for research; it’s a place where ideas meet reality, equipped with advanced tools like AGVs and robotic arms to foster innovation.

BEST adds a vital human dimension to our consortium. With a modest yet dedicated team, we focus on enriching the learning experience for thousands of learners each year. Our expertise is drawn from hands-on experience in educational projects, both at home and abroad. We believe in the power of education to change lives and are committed to providing quality learning experiences.

In coming together for the XR2Learn project, our story is one of collaboration, humility, and a shared desire to make a difference in the world of education. It’s about leveraging our collective skills to enhance learning, not just for the sake of innovation, but to truly enrich the lives of learners. Our journey is ongoing, filled with challenges and opportunities, but driven by a common goal to contribute positively to the educational landscape.

  1. In simple words, what is your project about and how is it linked with XR2Learn?

The XR4HRC Project focuses on creating immersive XR education and training solutions tailored for individuals entering roles involving robotic quality control systems in industrial settings. Our goal is to offer a simulated factory environment enriched with realistic robotic presence and comprehensive training in occupational health and safety procedures. Additionally, we incorporate remote examination and evaluation methods to enhance the learning experience. By aligning with XR2Learn, XR4HRC is dedicated to equipping today’s learners with tomorrow’s technology, preparing them to excel as future professionals in their field.

  1. How did you come up with this project idea and what benefits will it bring to the end users?

The project idea was sparked by the evolving demands of industrial training and the potential of immersive technologies. Leveraging Lider Teknoloji Gelistirme’s (LTG) expertise in training simulators and augmented reality, IFARLAB’s capabilities in robotics and AI, and BEST’s extensive experience in adult education, we aim to revolutionize industrial training. This collaboration enables us to create immersive, interactive training experiences that are more engaging and effective for learners.

The benefits for end users include enhanced skill acquisition through realistic simulations, improved understanding of complex machinery via digital twins and AR, and better preparation for the technological demands of modern workplaces. This approach not only makes learning more relevant and impactful but also prepares the workforce for future industry challenges, improving employability and productivity. Essentially, our consortium is setting new standards for vocational training, aligning it closely with Industry 4.0’s advancements.

4.  In what way is XR2Learn contributing to your own ambitions?

XR2Learn is an inspiring entity in the field of immersive education and training. In the solution we aim to develop, it not only provides guidance through technical evaluations but also contributes to our efforts to disseminate our solution widely. Its insights and contributions play a pivotal role in shaping our developmental path and expanding the reach of our solution.

  1. What type of support do you want to receive from the XR2Learn team?

We are eager to receive support from the XR2Learn team in various aspects of our immersive education endeavors. This includes seeking guidance on refining our solutions to ensure they meet industry standards and learner needs effectively. Additionally, we are interested in exploring collaboration opportunities with the XR2Learn team on joint projects or initiatives, leveraging our combined expertise to push the boundaries of immersive learning. Access to resources such as research insights or development tools would also be invaluable in furthering our efforts. Furthermore, assistance in expanding our reach through networking opportunities and promotional activities would greatly contribute to the success and visibility of our projects.

  1. What type of synergies do you want to explore/are already exploring with other XR2Learn teams?

We are keen to explore synergies with other XR2Learn teams to pool our expertise, collaborate on research and development projects, and exchange best practices. Our goal is to enhance the scalability and impact of our solutions through joint marketing efforts, co-hosted events, and integrated technologies, ultimately driving innovation and excellence in immersive education and training.

  1. What are your plans for the future when it comes to the development of your ideas & projects?

Our plans for the future involve continued innovation and expansion in the development of our ideas and projects. We aim to refine and enhance our existing solutions based on feedback and emerging trends, ensuring they remain relevant and effective. Additionally, we are committed to exploring new avenues for growth, whether through the introduction of novel technologies, expansion into new markets, or strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations. Ultimately, our goal is to continuously push the boundaries of immersive education and training, empowering learners and professionals alike to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.