In DISLO-MAN CEDEO develops a system to troubleshoot and apply corrective actions to production machines.

The system has 2 types of user – operator and expert – who perform the following functions:

  1. The operator wants to repair the production machine and has the task to
    1. To assess whether the problem is a known one, and then solve it by displaying real and/or augmented reality 3D scenes of the machine
    2. Otherwise
      1. To collect as much information as possible about the machine and the ambient using sensors
      2. To stream the information to an expert with whom he is remotely connected
  • To perform actions presented by the expert on the machine using augmented reality techniques.
  1. The expert uses the information captured and transmitted by the operator (video, ambient data, etc.) presented on a dashboard, to show to the operator the actions to be performed using augmented reality techniques.

The augmented reality techniques used and/or developed by the project include:

  1. A virtual instruction manual created from an knowledge base containing solutions to known problems
  2. A 3D scanning system (eg Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro) to create 3D models of the machine and all the components needed for its repair
  3. An authoring system of augmentedreality scenes with which the designer
    1. Defines the behavior of the above components for fault repair (e.g. a knob that can rotate only 90° downwards);
    2. Creates augmented reality scenes for different fault conditions using 3D machine models and related components;
    3. Creates augmented reality scenes for solving known problems in order to add them to the virtual instruction manual to be delivered to the client along with the machine..
  4. A real time communication system that allows
    1. The operator to
      1. Acquire and transmit ambient data to the expert using an integrated kit of sensors deployed in the workshop;
      2. Acquire the scene with the production machine in the foreground ,using a headset s Meta or a kinect camera or a mobile device such as Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro, and other ambient data that are useful to the expert to understand the operating conditions of the machine
      3. Stream the scene to the expert
    2. The expert to
      1. Receive and present on his dashboard the data streamed by the operator;
      2. Augment the scene received from the operator with 3D graphic objects, or his hands captured by an ad hoc capture device (e.g. Leap Motion);
      3. Stream the digital representation of the component of the augmented scene to the operator
    3. The operator to mimic the actions proposte by the expert in the augmented reality scene.

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