The aim of our research is to develop an industrial internet telecontrol architecture for robots in an active production line. The main objective is to realize teleoperation and telemaintenance tasks, which on the one hand meet user needs of the industry partners and can on the other hand be performed over the common Internet. The involved research fields are human supervisory control, networked control systems and bandwidth management. This report describes the results of some preliminary studies carried out in different testbeds and the real plant. Furthermore, it outlines the resulting teleoperation architecture which is an application of current robotics and control research.
In order to support the decision-making process of industry on how to implement Augmented Reality (AR) in production, this article wants to provide guidance through a set of comparative user studies. The results are obtained from the feedback of 160 participants who performed the same repair task on a switch cabinet of an industrial robot. The studies compare several AR instruction applications on different display devices (head-mounted display, handheld tablet PC and projection-based spatial AR) with baseline conditions (paper instructions and phone support), both in a single-user and a collaborative setting. Next to insights on the performance of the individual device types for the single mode operation, the study is able to show significant indications on AR techniques are being especially helpful in a collaborative setting.
How to visualize recorded production data in Virtual Reality? How to use state of the art Augmented Reality displays that can show robot data? This paper introduces an opensource ICT framework approach for combining Unity-based Mixed Reality applications with robotic production equipment using ROS Industrial. This publication gives details on the implementation and demonstrates the use as a data analysis tool in the context of scientific exchange within the area of Mixed Reality enabled human-robot co-production.
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