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Multi-reality interfaces-remote monitoring and maintenance in modular factory environments

Publication by Jochen GrĂ¼n, Tobias Gerber, Thorsten Herfet
Published in IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 2012


This paper deals with a browser based approach of multi-reality interfaces in the context of e-maintenance in modular factory environments, specifically remote monitoring and maintenance scenarios. Through their rich visualization capabilities (stereoscopic video & 3D graphics) multi-reality interfaces offer a way to aggregate and structure the wide-spread variety of information from different sources that is required to analyze such complex scenarios. Additionally, they serve the purpose of making collaboration with on-site personal easier and more efficient in time and cost. Finally, the browser based implementation fits very well into the web based world that a modular factory environment represents and make the presented solution extremely adaptive to (non-)industrial HMI.