DIDYMOS-XR Use-Case Implementation

The primary goal of DIDYMOS-XR is to research and develop robust and scalable methods for 3D scene reconstruction using heterogeneous cameras and sensor data. One of the most challenging aspects of this, is the time required to implement and validate the research outcomes. To address this, the DIDYMOS-XR Consortium is putting in significant effort to test and verify the accuracy of the use case hypotheses.

To achieve this, the Consortium wants to implement use cases in three different locations: urban environments in the cities of Etteln (Germany) and Vilanova i la Geltrú (Spain), and an industrial environment in Munich (Germany).

Use cases are divided in three different scenarios:
1. Urban city planning and Urban city maintenance
2. Autonomous mobile robots at an industrial facility
3. Immersive tourism

The main goal of these implementations remains the same: create an accurate 3D generated scene, that is fed with different inputs like sensors and cameras, among other things. In the first scenario, urban city planning and city maintenance, the key points are to develop XR applications that will help citizens and city planning departments from both city councils, Etteln and Vilanova i la Geltrú, to have a real time picture about different city places.

On the other hand, the industrial scenario aims to create a high-fidelity digital twin that will enhance workplace safety. This digital twin provides Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) with comprehensive and accurate information about their environment, enabling them to operate more effectively. The continuous collection and processing of data by the digital twin facilitate this improvement.

The third focus, immersive tourism, aims to create AR and VR experiences that will help tourists learn about cultural points of interest in Etteln and Vilanova i la Geltrú. Similar to the first two scenarios, the initial step involves creating 3D models of key areas of interest, such as Etteln’s city hall and the Museu Victor Balaguer in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

Museu Victor Balaguer in Vilanova i la Geltrú

To achieve this, the HSHL team has defined both the technical and non-technical topics to provide our technical partners with a clear framework for implementation. Vilanova’s team will monitor this implementation and validate the use cases.
At this moment, the consortium is working diligently to establish the research in the three main areas. From Vilanova i la Geltrú’s side, we are motivated to achieve good results and to implement the solutions in various specialist areas of the City Council, such as the mobility and tourism departments, to enhance the management of these sectors.