Augmented Reality Training for Assembly and Maintenance Skills
Sabine Webel*, Uli Bockholt*, Timo Engelke*, Matteo Peveri†, Manuel Olbrich* and Carsten Preusche‡
Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
(†) Sidel S.p.A, Italy
(‡) German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Germany
E-mail: Sabine.Webel@ igd.fraunhofer.de, Ulrich.Bockholt@igd.fraunhofer.de, Timo.Engelke@igd.fraunhofer.de, Matteo.Peveri@sidel.com, Manuel.Olbrich@igd.fraunhofer.de, Carsten.Preusche@dlr.de
Augmented Reality (AR) points out to be a good technology for training in the field of maintenance and assembly, as instructions or rather location-dependent information can be directly linked and/or attached to physical objects. Since objects to maintain usually contain a large number of similar components (e.g. screws, plugs, etc.) the provision of location-dependent information is vitally important. Another advantage is that AR-based training takes place with the real physical devices of the training scenario. Thus, the trainee also practices the real use of the tools whereby the corresponding sensorimotor skills are trained.
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