Section Meetings

June 2020 Section Meeting

Remote Assistance with Augmented Reality (AR)

Bringing Augmented Reality (AR) to the Factory Floor

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm


Due to the ongoing concerns for the spread of COVID-19, this Section Meeting will be offered only as an online seminar.

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The topic of our JuneSection Meeting will be an introduction into Augmented Reality (AR) technologies available for industrial manufacturing applications.

About this topic

The term “augmented reality” covers a broad spectrum of software applications and hardware devices that, when combined, provide users with digital information visually overlaid onto their immediate surroundings. This is accomplished with video-see-through technology (like a tablet or smartphone), or with optical-see-through technology (such as smart glasses). Using motion and position sensors, AR devices can determine the user’s orientation in space and with that data, anchor the information it provides to a specific point in space, feature, or object.

Augmented reality is used to enhance natural environments or situations and offer perceptually enriched experiences. With the help of advanced AR technologies the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulated.

Some possible applications would include:

  • Remote Assistance – Enables on-the-job training or assistance with on-demand expertise
  • 3D Visualization – Provides step-by-step guidance with environmental contextualization
  • Diagnostics and Real-time Feedback – Enables data driven decision making
  • Workflows and Engineering Data – Provides role-based access to drawings, work insctructions, and other documentation