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OMILAB@University of Fribourg

"Integration of the physical and virtual environments with experiments at the interface of conceptual modelling and robotics"

The OMiLAB at University of Fribourg is integrated in the FabLab of the Department of Informatics. Application areas include for example new use cases for digitalization in smart environments, AR-supported maintenance and training or smart living scenarios. The attached learning lab offers room for creativity and innovation workshops.

About the OMILAB Node

The OMiLAB at University of Fribourg is integrated in the FabLab of the Department of Informatics. In addition to the standard OMiLAB equipment it thus provides access to a wide range of manufacturing stations including 3D printers, soldering stations, cutting devices and many more.

Further, OMiLAB@UniFR focuses on the integration of the physical and the virtual environment by using technologies such as augmented and virtual reality as well as device-less interaction. Application areas include for example new use cases for digitalization in smart environments, AR-supported maintenance and training or smart living scenarios.

The attached learning lab offers room for creativity and innovation workshops.

Competences

Metamodeling, Augmented Reality, Software Development

About the Hosting Organisation

The University of Fribourg encompasses five faculties where people study, teach and research. These are Arts and Humanities, Science and Medicine Management, Economics and Social Sciences, Law and Theology. As well as these there are numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centres of excellence.

The approximately 10,000 students in the Bachelor, Masters and PhD programs receive first-class personal support from over 800 professors, lecturers and research assistants.

As the only bilingual university in Switzerland, the University of Fribourg offers a wide range of courses of study in French, German or both. There are also a number of courses with an international aspect which are offered in English. Languages are not only studied here, but they form part of everyday life in the University community.

Have a virtual look at the OMiLAB!

Get an overview what this OMiLAB has accomplised! Selected results are presented below as a contribution to the global community:

SeMFIS Toolkit

Result: SeMFIS Toolkit

Virtual Reality 3D Storyboards

Result: Virtual Reality 3D Storyboards

All further results of the OMiLAB Node are available at the portal provided and maintained by the organizer.

The following, selected activities are organized by the OMiLAB.

Master Course Metamodeling

In this master course, which is attached to the master program in business informatics at the University of Fribourg as well as the Joint Master in Computer Science of the Universities of Bern, Neuchâtel, and Fribourg (BeNeFri), students learn to design, formalize, and implement their own modelling languages. Despite the technical nature of the course it requires only basic programming knowledge. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of the nature and mechanisms of metamodeling and be able to create one’s own modelling tool.

 https://www.unifr.ch/inf/de/

Master Course Digitalization and Information Systems

In this master course, which is also attached to the master program in business informatics at the University of Fribourg as well as the Joint Master in Computer Science of the Universities of Bern, Neuchâtel, and Fribourg (BeNeFri), students learn to use a stack of modelling methods for engaging in the digital transformation of enterprises. For this purpose, a selected modern technology such as for example blockchains and smart contracts, augmented or virtual reality is selected and analysed in regard to its application in business scenarios. This is accomplished by reverting to a set of modelling tools developed in the course of OMiLAB such as Bee-Up, ArchiMate libraries and domain-specific libraries developed at the OMiLAB Node UniFR.

 https://www.unifr.ch/inf/de/

Master Course Emerging Technologies for Digitalization

In this master course, which is also attached to the master program in business informatics at the University of Fribourg as well as the Joint Master in Computer Science of the Universities of Bern, Neuchâtel, and Fribourg (BeNeFri), students engage in the advancement of the state-of-the-art of technologies for digitalization. In the course of a semester project, a selected new technology – e.g. blockchains and smart contracts, augmented or virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence – is extended on a conceptual and an implementation level. For that purpose it is being reverted to various modelling and metamodeling approaches as well as the corresponding technical platforms.

 https://www.unifr.ch/inf/de/

The following cyber-physical resources are available at the OMILAB node:

Robot Car

i.e. for Smart Mobility Application Scenarios

Dobot Robot Arm

i.e. for sorting scenarios.

Camera for Computer Vision Experiments

FabLab Equipment

for soldering, 3D printing, cutting.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Headsets

including MetaQuest2, MS HoloLens 2

Relevant publications of the OMILAB node:

Further details coming soon.