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Services and Training through Augmented Reality

Objective

STAR, the Service and Training through Augmented Reality project, will focus on developing Mixed Reality techniques with a view to developing commercial products for training, documentation and planning purposes. To this end, the project will focus on the following issues: automated reconstruction of industrial installations by 3D reconstruction or mosaicing, interaction between human operators and mixed reality environments, and the introduction of virtual humans in the mixed reality environments. STAR will advance the Augmented Reality state-of-the-art and, under the leadership of its industrial partners, will strive to develop technology adapted to the industrial world. An integrated Augmented Reality platform will be developed. The industrial partners will evaluate this platform with a view to possible commercialisation.

Work description:
For on-site work, three-dimensional modelling will be performed and used to generate augmented-reality animations of the factory.
For on-line remote training, our system will produce training animations based on mosaics, which can be hosted on a web server, streamed through the Internet and visualised on a remote client. The produced 3D-models can also be used for planning.
To achieve these goals, we will develop the following capabilities: Automated reconstruction of industrial installations, Animating mixed reality scenes, Manipulation of mixed objects by virtual humans, Automated view selection and camera hand-over STAR partners will integrate all these tools into an integrated Augmented Reality platform.

The platform will be evaluated in planning and training situations. From these studies we will gather evidence as to the potential of Augmented Reality techniques compared to more traditional techniques. In these studies we will consider the service and training needs of both SME and larger corporations.

Milestones:
STAR will develop an integrated Augmented Reality platform. A first demonstrator will be available to all the partners by mid-project. A second demonstrator will be ready at the project's end. It will be made available to trusted customers of the industrial partners for validation of the concept. It will then form the basis for potential commercialisation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
Germany

Participants (6)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
REALVIZ
France
Address
1 Traverse Des Brucs
06560 Valbonne
SIEMENS CORPORATE RESEARCH
United States
Address
755 College Road East
08540 Princeton, Nj
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Address
Julianalaan 134
Delft
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve 4