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News | Nuclear energy | Virtual reality, augmented reality
The CEA is participating in the World Nuclear Exhibition 2018, the world's leading event for the nuclear energy industry, which takes place on 26-28 June 2018 in Paris Nord Villepinte (Hall 7). At the event, CEA's exhibit will offer an overview of its research and activities for the nuclear industry, including the EVOC project, a teaching nuclear reactor simulator that uses augmented virtual reality.
Within the CEA, the INSTN is developing, in collaboration with the LIST (an institute of CEA Tech) and the CEA Nuclear Energy Department, a multimodal teaching platform serving the skills of the nuclear industry: the EVOC project, Enhanced Virtual Open Core.
The EVOC multimodal platform enables the INSTN to offer full-scale immersive training. Thanks to realistic multi-physics simulation, starting in the last quarter of 2018, trainees and students will be able to carry out unprecedented practical work. EVOC is based on a training reactor and on an initial experimental pool-type reactor, where the pedagogy of teaching physical phenomena is preserved. Thus, learners can practice in groups or individually on training courses combining real and virtual resources as close as possible to the physical phenomena of reactor operation.A world first in terms of augmented virtual reality (AVR), this innovative and unique teaching tool is intended for students and operators in the nuclear industry. Thus, it makes it possible to carry out dematerialised training and to free oneself from the constraints of a reactor in operation, in particular its availability and physical accessibility.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.