Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) Hosts Second InnoTraining Meeting

From left: Tom-Robert Bryntesen, Steven Mallam, Sathiya Kumar Renganayagalu, Anders Emil Edwinson, Sunniva Veie, Jørgen Ernstsen, Salman Nazir, Stig-Einar Wiggen and Mario Hoffmann.

On Monday August 28th, the second meeting of TARG’s newly initiated project Innovating Maritime Training Simulators using Virtual and Augmented Reality (InnoTraining), was held at the IFE facilities in Halden, Norway.

The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the current status of the project, upcoming milestones and to get a sneak peek of IFEs simulator facilities. As InnoTraining is still in the early stages of InnoTraining’s timeline, the project literature review was the main focus of the meeting. The leaders have established a systematic approach for conducting the review,including a wide selection of categories that will be explored by the project partners. The review will be completed this fall by HSN, KDI and IFE.

Halden Man Machine Laboratory (HAMMLAB nuclear simulator)

The second half of the day was spent on a guided tour of the simulators at IFE. The attendees were invited to try various VR and AR simulators IFE are developing, including a presentation of IFE’s nuclear control room simulator (HAMMLAB) and the various experiments they perform. The tour ended with a visit to IFEs Human Centred Sensing laboratory with a demo on the use of eye-tracking technology in experiments. The attendees were greatly impressed by the advances in the field and are looking forward to further the cooperation with this innovative institute.