Our virtual lab started in 2007 on the teen grid of SecondLife. We migrated to an Opensimulator hosted by Kitely in 2015.
The hypergrid link to our virtual lab is grid.kitely.com:8002:AKFIRSTROBOTICSLAB
We use this lab to connect remote team members to the build, provide simulations of the field and robot parts, and to test out design ideas. We can also collaboratively build in the virtual world. It doesn’t replace CAD, but can serve to connect team members in a more immersive way.