The Lab is a room in the Factory. It contains a 3D holographic projection (which Jeremie calls a holomap) of Lyoko and a computer interface that is attached to the ceiling. Both the interface and the user's chair can swivel around the holomap, which can also be configured to give a projection of Sector Five or the Digital Sea instead of Lyoko, depending on the situation the Lyoko Warriors are facing.
The door to the lab, which leads to the Factory Lift, can be closed and locked by an intricate, heavy-looking metal door. The Scanner Room is directly below the lab, and can be accessed from there either by the lift, or a hatch in the floor.
The interface consists of four flatscreen monitors and a keyboard. There is one large, main monitor; the three others are smaller and positioned left, right, and above, and are angled toward the user. The interface also has a CD (or possibly DVD) drive.
The computer is most often operated by Jeremie, but every member of Team Lyoko has operated the computer in this room once or twice. Jeremie and Aelita are the most skilled at this; Yumi can operate it with slightly less precision; Ulrich isn't that good at doing it, but was able to execute a return to the past by himself after a few tries in The Chips Are Down and with Jeremie's help in Temptation; and Odd only tends to make matters worse, but nevertheless attempts it in Is Anybody Out There? by dropping Aelita near a tower after typing in the code SCIPIO, calling up the Transport Orb. Accidentally, it transported Aelita too close to the Tarantulas that were right in front of the tower. William has also used the supercomputer in both William Returns and A Lack of Goodwill, though he was possessed by X.A.N.A. while doing so. Sissi has also operated the computer in Ultimatum, but her memories of operating it were taken away by a return in time. Jeremie seems to have compiled a very large book on the workings of Franz Hopper's devices, and he gives it to Yumi in Frontier. The text is so complicated, however, that only Jeremie and Aelita can understand it.
The computer also displays the location of Aelita and the Lyoko Warriors in Lyoko, as well as monsters. Yumi, Odd, and Ulrich are displayed as green triangles, Aelita is displayed as a yellow triangle, and monsters are displayed as red circles (although Megatanks are large rectangles). Towers are shown as themselves, only in red and in less detail.
Via the computer, Jeremie can also communicate verbally with the Lyoko Warriors while they are virtualized. He is able to control who can and cannot hear him from the keyboard.
There is some debate over whether the computer can be operated using oral instruction. Jeremie speaks computer operations out loud when he virtualizes the rest of the team, but it is not clear if this is necessary. In The Girl of the Dreams, he shouts "Return to the past now!" and a return in time initiates, even though he has been dragged away from the computer, the Supercomputer can probably take voice commands.
- In the original pilot Garage Kids, the Lab was very different. It, surprisingly, also had a couch.
- You can operate the Lyoko Interface at www.lyoko-interface.net (See the page on the Lyoko Interface).
- The design of the Lab's computer interface is very similar to Portal's rogue AI, GLaDOS.
- The chair was made out of an old dentist's chair.
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|Ice Replika | Desert Replika | Forest Replika | Mountain Replika | Volcano Replika | Carthage Replika|
|Other Virtual Worlds|
|Digital Sea | Cortex | Virtual Limbo | Simulation Bubble|
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|Union Base | New Mexico Research Facility | Space Station | Jungle Research Facility|
|Renault Auto Factory|
|Factory Floor | Factory Lift | Lab | Scanner Room | Supercomputer Room | Assembly Room | Security Center|
|Kadic Academy | The Sewer | The Factory | Ishiyama residence | The Pool|