STAR MATEProject reference: IST-1999-10202
Funded under :
SysTem Using Augmented Reality for Maintenance, Assembly, Training and Education
Total cost:EUR 3 639 886
EU contribution:EUR 1 799 990
Topic(s):1.1.2.-2.2.2 - Team work
Funding scheme:CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
The STARMATE project will specify, design, develop, and demonstrate a product dedicated to computer-guided maintenance of complex mechanical elements.
The system will provide two complementary functionalities:
(1)user assistance for achieving assembly/de-assembly and maintenance procedures and
(2)workforce training to assembly/de-assembly and maintenance procedures.
The system will rely on augmented reality technology to provide more flexibility in working methods while preserving user mobility in context where access to conventional documentation is cumbersome.
.It will improve work environment user-friendliness.
.It will allow user to access full documentation and manuals directly registered to his working environment.
.Visual and audio augmentation will be used to guide the user through the right procedure to apply.
.The system will be controlled through both speech and a pointing device system.
.Work will be achieved according to ISO certification of implied industrials.
.Each partner will be responsible for providing well-circumscribed elements of the system.
.The system will be developed from off the shelf SW and HW where possible. In particular, display devices and voice recognition system will be purchased on the market.
.The product will be developed into several releases of incremental functionalities. Hence, several integration phases are foreseen in the project.
.Applications of the product will take place in a variety of real work situations.
During the project it will be used in three different contexts, optronics and aeronautics construction, and nuclear maintenance.
Moreover, its overall design will be made in order to reach a high degree of generality allowing widening the range of applications after the project.
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