The Aquatronics Virtual Reality Simulator allows a trainee to “learn by doing” thus increasing understanding and knowledge retention. Training in this 3D immersive environment is a vast improvement over conventional training techniques that focus on classroom lectures. This application was launched at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo to simulate working in a wastewater plant for the Aquatronics competition.
“The idea of this project was to develop a virtual environment to place the student directly in their task so they could apply their understanding and skills in a virtual … water or wastewater management facility,” said Dr. Nader-Iman Imani, CEO and Head of Global Education of Festo Didactic. “At WorldSkills 2015, we could show what we mean by Aquatronics and the learning scenarios we could simulate. The four different scenarios we have developed has given us a fantastic opportunity to bring our understanding of Aquatronics to the world community. We are very much looking forward to creating more learning environments and exercises to Virtual Reality.”