Development of a general-purpose framework to support performing industrial processes using mixed reality techniques

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Dr. Forstner Bertalan
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

Nowadays many industries are undergoing fast-paced developments. The ever-changing needs and the growing populatirty of modular production give rise to the revision and upgrading of common routine processes as the changes make it more difficult for people to adapt to machines. For this reason, it is necessary to examine various support options.

A problem often occurring during the manufacturing process is the failure of machines, that perform the work processes. At best this is only slowing down, but at the worst, it can halt the entire manufacturing line. Currently, failure of a machine may require skilled personnel to perform the repairs, who often try to solve the problem with the help of paper-based documentation, which may cause longer repair times, and in the process, misunderstanding can easily occur. A challenging task is to find a solution to this problem that makes it possible to perform repair tasks without the need for special expertise. All this in a way, that minimizes the repair time and the number of possible misunderstandings as much as possible.

Using the various augmented reality tools, we can find a solution to the effective implementation of this challenge. A Microsoft HoloLens-based, interactive repair guide prototype framework was developed to validate the research results, trying to offer a general solution based on the considerations discussed.


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