CDIO Seminar: The PRAMECO Project - Learning-centred Development of Safe and Cost-efficient Virtual Laboratories

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 -
09:30 to 16:00

This seminar presents results from the PRAMECO project, an Erasmus+ funded project carried out in collaboration between HAW Hamburg, Turku UAS, Chalmers, and Taltech.

The project focuses on laboratory exercises, which are an essential part of engineering training, but physical labs can be very expensive and in the covid-18 heyday even dangerous to operate. Virtual online or hybrid lab exercises can then offer cost-efficient, safe solutions that can be easily shared amongst universities. The challenge is then to maintain the same learning effect, or ideally, to gain benefits from a learning perspective.

In the seminar, a range of virtual laboratories will be presented, exploring their use in cutting, welding, mechatronics, robotics, and pneumatics.

In addition, study visits to different innovative learning spaces at Chalmers will be arranged, including the Tracks Lab, The Prototyping Land, and the Stena Industry Innovation Lab.

The lectures can also be followed via Zoom


09:30 - 10:00 Registration, Coffee
10:00 - 10:15


Johan Malmqvist, Chalmers University of Technology

10:15 - 10_45

Digitalization of Laboratories in Welding Technology

Robert Lange and Shahram Sheikhi, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

10:45 - 11.10

Digitalized Pneumatic Circuit Assembly Integration to the Curriculum – Lessons Learned

Vladimir Kuts, Tallinn University of Technology

11:10 - 11:30

Multiplayer Application for Educational Session in Digitalized Laboratory Environments

Yehven Bondarenko, Tallinn University of Technology

11:30 - 12:00

The Challenges and Possibilities with Remote Operated Laboratory Hardware

Antti Nousiainen, Turku University of Applied Sciences

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30

Student Perspectives on Online Laboratories

 Veronica Olesen, Christian Stöhr, Chalmers University of Technology

13:30 - 14:00

The TRACKS programme and environment for flexible, agile, and multidisciplinary learning

Mikael Enelund, Chalmers University of Technology

14:00 - 15:30

Study visits

Prototyping Lab, M building

TRACKS environment, ACE building

15.30 – 16.00    Discussion and wrap up


Sunnan- and Nordan, and online Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Hörsalsvägen 7a, Chalmers University of Technology
SE-41296 Gothenburg
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