Virtual validation of a robotic station using Virtual Reality

Master thesis proposal


Virtual Manufacturing is a supplier of lean-based production development services. We believe in and are willing to take on the challenge of combining technology, methods and hard work around production development in order to achieve results.


Problem description

Virtual commissioning can, to some extent, be used to debug and virtually validate the complete logic in a robotic station. To interact with the system, surrounding equipment such as HMI-panels, light beams etc. are used. Is it possible to do all of this in a virtual reality environment, without the need of any physical equipment? Can the same environment later also be used for operator training?


Proposed research questions

Research question 1: To what extent can virtual reality be used to validate a complete robot station?

Research question 2: How can a virtual validation station be used for training of operators?


Arc welding robot


Number of students

2 students



Robotics and Automation



Anton Johannesson


Kåre Folkeson