Collaborative Virtual Laboratory Environments with Hardware in the Loop

  • Z. ZhangEmail author
  • M. Zhang
  • Y. Chang
  • E.-S. Aziz
  • S. K. Esche
  • C. Chassapis


Over the last decade, the research community has expanded substantial efforts aiming at designing, agreeing on, and rolling out technical standards and powerful universal development tools that allow the rapid and cost-effective integration of specific experimental devices into standardized remote laboratory platforms. In this chapter, a virtual laboratory system with experimental hardware in the loop is described.


Virtual laboratories Remote laboratories Mixed reality environments Virtual engineering environments Human-computer interface  


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    • 3
  • Y. Chang
    • 4
  • E.-S. Aziz
    • 2
  • S. K. Esche
    • 2
  • C. Chassapis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering TechnologyCUNY New York City College of TechnologyBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleEdwardsvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA

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