Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
XR-Lab: Laboratory for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Realty (AR) und Mixed Reality (MR)


Laboratory for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Realty (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR)

About the laboratory

The XR Lab of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences focuses on the research and development of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) solution approaches in the industrial field. The XR Lab has modern equipment in the area of XR technology. Here students and researchers have the opportunity to deepen their XR knowledge and to apply XR technologies in a practical manner  within the framework of research and industrial projects.
In addition, the XR Lab is an open laboratory for companies and external research and educational institutions to explore, investigate and evaluate the potential and use of XR technologies for their own business processes as part of cooperation projects and workshops.




Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fahmi Bellalouna (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics)

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Moltkestraße 30
Bldg. LI, Room 042
D-76133 Karlsruhe

Campus Hochschule Karlsruhe 2030+ / Technology Park Karlsruhe
Wilhelm-Schickard-Straße 9,
Bldg. F
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Opening hours:
During laboratory exercises and by arrangement


Eqipment: Hardware

    1.    Intel® CPUs
    2.    Nvidia® Geforce RTX™ 3080 Max-Q, 3070 Max-Q, 2070
CAx-computer and -Workstation:
    1.   Intel® Xeon™ und Core™-i7
    2.   Nvidia® Geforce GTX™ 1080
    3.   Nvidia® Quadro™ P4000
Virtual Reality-Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs):
    1.    HTC® VIVE™
    2.    Valve® Index™
Augmented Reality-Hardware:
    1.    Apple® iPad Pro® 12
    2.    Samsung® Galaxy Tab™ S5e
Mixed Reality-Hardware:
    1.    Microsoft® HoloLens™ 2
Other Hardware:
    1.    Bhaptics® TactSuit® X40
    2.    Bhaptics® Tactosy® Feet, Arms, Hands
    3.   Bhaptics® Tactal®
    4.   HTC® VIVE Tracker™ 3.0

Equipment: Software

Game Engine:
        1.    Unity®
        2.    Unreal Engine®
        3.    PTC® Vuforia®
        1.    PTC® Creo Parametric™
        2.    Onshape®
        3.    Siemens NX™
        1.    PolyVR
        2.    Blender®
        3.    Autodesk® 3ds Max®
        4.    Maxon™ Cinema 4D®
        5.    Pixyz®

Courses and offers

  • eXtended Reality (lecture and projects as examination)
  • Digitalization in product development (lecture and laboratory)
  • R&D projects (VR, AR, MR)
  • Exercise for design engineering 1 and 2
  • Bachelor- und Master-Thesis (XR)

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