WAAT: a Workstation AR Authoring Tool for Industry 4.0Download PDF


21 Dec 2019 (modified: 17 Jan 2020)Graphics Interface 2020 Conference Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Abstract: The use of AR in an industrial context could help for the training of new operators. To be able to use an AR guidance system, we need a tool to quickly create a 3D representation of the assembly line and of its AR annotations. This tool should be very easy to use by an operator who is not an AR or VR specialist: typically the manager of the assembly line. This is why we proposed WAAT, a 3D authoring tool allowing user to quickly create 3D models of the workstations, and also test the AR guidance placement. WAAT makes on-site authoring possible, which should really help to have an accurate 3D representation of the assembly line. The verification of AR guidance should also be very useful to make sure everything is visible and doesn't interfere with technical tasks. In addition to these features, our future work will be directed in the deployment of WAAT into a real boiler assembly line to assess the usability of this solution.
  • Keywords: VR, AR, XR, AR Authoring, 3D Authoring, Industry 4.0
  • TL;DR: This paper describe a 3D authoring tool for providing AR in assembly lines of industry 4.0
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