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An AR cloud and digital twins solution for industry and construction 4.0

Objective

Industry and construction 4.0 have high expectations of AR technologies in terms of productivity gains and quality improvement. Numerous proofs of concept demonstrate significant returns on investment but difficulties occur when it comes to large-scale deployment in operational dynamic environments exposed to variable lighting conditions. To overcome these limitations IT leaders (Google/Apple/Microsoft) investigate ARCloud technology in building a 3D map of the environment in the cloud which can be updated and shared by any AR device, allowing collaborative AR experiences and a more robust and accurate 3D registration. Unfortunately, the early-stage ARCloud implementations do not fully meet industry and construction 4.0 requirements and European players may face a lock-in situation if no sovereign solution is proposed to them.
ARtwin project aims to provide European Industry and Construction 4.0 with a ARCloud platform that meets their needs. This platform deployed on a private distant or/and edge cloud ensures the privacy of information and offers three key services: (i) an accurate and robust 3D registration for any AR device in large-scale and dynamic environments, allowing to present relevant information to workers at the right time and place, (ii) reduction of the difference between the physical and digital world by continuously maintaining the Digital Twin/BIM model based on vision sensors available in the factory or on construction sites, (iii) display of complex 3D augmentations on any AR device by remotely rendering them in the cloud with ultra-low-latency. The ARtwin platform and services will be validated in operational environments through two use cases in Industry 4.0 and a use case in Construction 4.0. The results of the format of the 3D map stored in the cloud will be submitted to standardization bodies to prevent lock-in situation with few vendors and encourage an ecosystem with a diverse range of solutions providers (small players, academics, etc.)

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-3
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC
Address
11 El Venizelou Str
551 33 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 608 500

Participants (6)

B-COM
France
EU contribution
€ 823 125
Address
Zac Des Champs Blancs Bat. A 13 Rue Claude Chappe
35510 Cesson Sevigne
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 643 475
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 391 125
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 542 986,25
Address
Site Nokia Paris Saclay, Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOLO-INDUSTRIE 4.0 SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 490 625
Address
Carl-zeiss-ring 19
85737 Ismaning
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTEFACTO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 325 312,50
Address
Route Du Gacet 2 Lieudit Bel Air
35830 Betton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)