CEA-List’s VIKI interactive multi-physics simulation platform helps the institute’s R&D partners to overcome technological challenges for the creation and validation of new concepts using virtual and mixed reality (XR, or eXtended Reality) simulations.
VIKI is home to a range of equipment that cannot be found anywhere else in France, VIKI is equipped with:
Some of this equipment was partly financed by government programs: Sesame; French economic recovery instrument EquipEx (DIGISCOPE, 2011-2021); PI5G (2021-2024), part of the 5G recovery plan; and EquipEx+ Continuum (2021-2029).
patents (related, namely, to object-to-object collision/contact detection and the digital human)
The XDE software environment leverages 20 years of research and development. It powers high-fidelity interactive simulations of rigid, articulated, and deformable (cables, beams) object manipulation scenarios. It can also simulate all collision interactions between objects, all within a 3D digital mock-up.
It offers several major benefits:
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This equipment supports CEA-List R&D projects with applications in advanced manufacturing and the Factory of the Future. We conduct R&D with and for integrators and end-user companies of all sizes operating on a wide range of markets including transportation (automotive, aeronautics, rail), oil and gas, construction, farming and food manufacturing and health.
Increasingly, our partners are using digital twin technology, either in virtual or extended reality simulations, to develop solutions addressing their business challenges. We can support them to prototype, validate or test their products, processes or workstations; commission processes; perform maintenance; assist human operators; assess workstation ergonomics; train operators; dismantle equipment; and more.
Learn more about interactive simulation challenges, means, and uses example