SAE 2013 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium

November 20-21, 2013

Stuttgart, Germany

Pullman Stuttgart Fontana

Organizing Committee

Elizabeth Baron Elizabeth Baron is a Technical Specialist in Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization at Ford Motor Company. She manages the Ford immersive Vehicle Evaluation (FiVE) Lab in Product Development, and provides immersive virtual reality evaluation systems used for industrial design and product development. She develops and deploys highly realistic immersive systems that address the unique challenges of automotive design, engineering and ergonomics. She has led the development of immersive VR systems that satisfy evaluation criteria for engineering, ergonomics and aesthetic design to allow different disciplines in product development to communicate in a common environment.

Paul Davies Paul Davies is an Electrical Engineer specializing in digital signal processing, and works in the Production Systems Technology group in Boeing Research & Technology. He joined Boeing in 2004, and has since supported the Advanced Tactical Laser, Homeland Security & Services, Delta II and B1B programs in addition to multiple research projects in Augmented Reality, Machine Vision, and Signal Processing.

He currently researches and develops applications for Augmented Reality in Command and Control (C2), manufacturing, and surveillance, and investigates new methods of person-machine interaction for technician support. Paul received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2004, and a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University Long Beach in May 2008.

Dr. Robin (Rab) Scott Dr. Robin (Rab) Scott has worked in the field of VR since joining the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in 2001. He is now Head of VR and Simulation across both the AMRC and its sister organization the Nuclear AMRC (both of which are part of the University of Sheffield). He is also currently the chair of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Modeling and Simulation forum.

As such, he is determined to develop and embed visualization through VR (or AR) as part of any design and innovation cycle and is looking for new avenues and methods by which to achieve this goal. Recent projects have included factory layout developments including the integration of discrete event simulation into an immersive environment, the development of hybrid (as built and as planned) models and are always looking to adopt and adapt techniques to achieve the goals of industry.

Jim Heley Jim Heley has a PHD in Engineering from Sheffield University. He has worked for the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (a part of Sheffield University) for 8 years in the field of advanced aerospace assembly. This has involved the utilization of robotics and metrology, and has progressed in the last four years on to the use of augmented reality and virtual reality. A major area of interest is in the integration of technologies into the manufacturing environment so that a complete digital thread can be established from CAD design through to the final assembly and beyond to delivery.

Christine Perey Christine Perey has worked for more than 20 years in the domain of rich media communications, initially in the area of dynamic media technologies on personal computers; she founded, was the editor and publisher of the QuickTime Forum, a publication for QuickTime developers 1991-1993. She developed and promoted programs that increased enterprise adoption of videoconferencing and other real time rich media communications technologies, which are commonplace business tools today. Since 2004, Perey has focused on emerging mobile technologies. Today she is one of the leading experts on mobile Augmented Reality industry, covering all aspects.

Nicolas Chevassus Nicolas Chevassus is senior research manager at EADS Innovation Works, Suresnes France. He has been working in the field of aeronautics construction since 25 years. He is animating the corporate research lab dedicated to industrial robotics, virtual reality & digital operations at EADS. He promotes an approach where efficient in the field operations are achieved through the use of friendly industrial service robots and mediated workers which means workers supported by wearable computers. Nicolas Chevassus has an Engineering diploma from ⟨⟨Institut de la Matière et du Rayonnement ⟩⟩ (Caen, France 86) and a Master degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Design from "Ecole Nationale de technique Avancée" (Paris, France, 87).

Francois Guillaume François Guillaume is the manager of "DMU & Virtual Operations for Industrial Processes" research team at EADS Innovation Works. He has 18 years of expertise in Virtual Reality as research engineer. His actual research work focus on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applied to aeronautic product design, manufacture and maintenance. It includes virtual human simulation, ergonomics, haptics and 3D UI. He is the RHEA project manager, the currently VR platform deployed for engineering in EADS business units. He is also VR expert for ANR (French national research agency) and co-founder and member of the board of the French VR Association (AFRV).

Lorrie Sivich Lorrie Sivich specializes in manufacturing factory floor deployment of visualization systems and collaborative knowledge systems. She has contributed on several successful programs: Bomber programs (B2, B1B), Fighter jets (F22, JSF), Space Station, Shuttle, Delta, large scale missile programs, S&IS satellite programs, and commercial aircraft 777-X. She has played major leadership roles in management and in technical consulting in Puget Sound, (Wash), Huntsville, (Al), Huntington Beach and El Segundo (Ca). She is the project manager and principal investigator for Future Factory Technologies, next generation wing development (systems integration) for Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T). She has held management positions in Information Technology, Engineering, Finance and Strategic Business Operations. She holds a BS, MBA and received her PhD in applied decision processing with her dissertation focused in manufacturing: Engineering and key future technology capabilities for human capital retention.
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