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The virtual chocolate factory: mixed reality industrial collaboration and control

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The virtual chocolate factory: mixed reality industrial collaboration and control
We show several aspects of a complex mixed reality system that we have built and deployed in a real-world factory setting. In our system, virtual worlds, augmented realities, and social and mobile applications are all fed from the same infrastructure. In collaboration with TCHO[1], a chocolate maker in San Francisco, we built a virtual "mirror" world of a real-world chocolate factory and its processes. Sensor data is imported into the multi-user 3D environment from hundreds of sensors on the factory floor. The resulting virtual factory is used for simulation, visualization, and collaboration, using a set of interlinked, real-time layers of information. Another part of our infrastructure is designed to support appropriate industrial uses for mobile devices such as cell phones and tablet computers. We deployed this system at the real-world factory in 2009, and it is now is daily use there. By simultaneously developing mobile, virtual, and web-based display and collaboration en...
Maribeth Back, Don Kimber, Eleanor G. Rieffel, Ant
Added 06 Dec 2010
Updated 06 Dec 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where MM
Authors Maribeth Back, Don Kimber, Eleanor G. Rieffel, Anthony Dunnigan, Bee Liew, Sagar Gattepally, Jonathan Foote, Jun Shingu, James Vaughan
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