DOI

The project 'Factory-in-A-day' aims at reducing the installation time of a new hybrid robot-human production line, from weeks or months that current industrial systems now take, down to one day. The ability to rapidly install (and reconfigure) production lines where robots work alongside humans will strongly reduce operating cost and open a range of new opportunities for industry. In this paper, we explore a method of collaborative fabrication planning with the help of Augmented Reality as part of the concept Augmented Fabrication. In order to plan a new production line, two co-located workers at the factory wear a Microsoft Hololens head-mounted display and thus share a common visual context on the planed position of the robots and the production machines. They are assisted by an external remote expert connected via the Internet who is virtually co-located. We developed three different visualizations of the state of the local collaboration and plan to compare them in a user study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages509-510
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781538633656
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2018
Event25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Reutlingen, Germany
Duration: 18 Mar 201822 Mar 2018

Conference

Conference25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018
CountryGermany
CityReutlingen
Period18/03/1822/03/18

    Research areas

  • Applied computing [Industry and manufacturing], Human-centered computing [Mixed / augmented reality], [Computer systems organization]: Robotics, [Social and professional topics]: Computer supported cooperative work

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