Research project LeARn4Assembly

Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) in vocational technical training  


Assembly activities in production are increasingly characterised by a high degree of complexity and, at the same time, an increasing number of product variants. The use of assistance systems supports workers in their working processes and thus increases quality assurance, among other things. Existing assistance solutions mainly provide information on the current work step and thus enable workers to perform complex tasks more quickly.

Learning should increasingly be integrated into the working process. Both the individual qualification requirements of the employees and the operational goals should therefore be brought together in a solution for learning and assistance.


The LeARn4Assembly project deals with the potential of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in production. A didactic-methodical concept will be developed and integrated into a VR-/AR-based assistance system.

The primary target group is assembly workers who differ in age, qualification level, experience and language. The worker can call up various training content for their own decisions and receives feedback on the quality of the work carried out and on the potential for further action. The aim is to promote self-reflection, to improve understanding of the process and to strengthen personal responsibility.

LeARn4Assembly is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Project partners

In addition to the Festo learning centre, project partners include:

  • Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Fraunhofer IFF, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Knowledge Symphony GmbH, Riegelsberg, Germany
  • Otto von Guericke University, Faculty of Humanities, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Zwetsch GmbH, Idar-Oberstein, Germany