SAE 2014 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, November 19

Day Two: VR
(Session Code: ARVR2)


Time Paper No. Title
8:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Keynote: Through the Looking Glass
James H. Oliver, Iowa State Univ.
9:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Using AR for Product Development & Manufacturing process validation at Audi
During development phase of new vehicles prototypes are traditionally assembled manually by operators. Two of the main challenges for workers are to position flexible parts (such as brake tubes, cables and wiring) at exactly the right position and to verify if all parts are present during the assembly. To complete this process, operators are currently using drawings to compare the real prototype with the virtual CAD Data. One issue is that no measurement tools can verify exactly the position of flexible parts within a reasonable time frame. Augmented Reality solutions stand to both accelerate detection of construction and design errors while helping operators to place components or flexible parts at the exact position required. By overlaying the virtual CAD 3-D model on the real prototype with a high accuracy, operators are able to quickly compare the potential points of failure and detect if any components are missing. Furthermore the system allows designers to preview or evaluate design alternatives in real scale while minimizing the production of physical prototypes. The keynote will be focused on AR solutions supporting industrial processes and will be illustrated with a highlight use-case developed for AUDI AG. By employing this solution enterprises are able to save costs and time during prototyping assembly phases, detect construction and design errors in an early stage and reduce the amount of prototypes required in the development phase.
Thomas Jouhanneau, Metaio
10:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Man Wearable AR/VR Systems
Discuss and demonstrate the advances in Man Wearable AR/VR systems that have been under development at Lockheed Martin. The trials and successes of designing, prototyping and manufacturing plastic Asymmetric lens for AR displays that provide Wide Field of views using COTS displays. The second display takes advantage of a specially designed Fresnel lens set to create a 170 degree VR display. These display systems designs are focused on Military Training requirements but should not be limited in their use.
Richard Boggs, Lockheed Martin Corp.
10:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Title TBD
11:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Workshop: Creation of Augmented Reality Scenarios
Augmented Reality (AR) enriches the user’s view by superimposing available digital information in context with the real world in the right place at the right time. These systems usually consist of four different elements: tracking, real images, virtual content and visualization. Tracking is the centerpiece of our technology. The perspective and coordinates of a camera - the so-called “pose” -are determined optically, with external or internal sensors. Depending on the use case, a wide range of virtual content is applicable, from simple text or symbols to 3D models that originate from a CAD system. Visualization means that the actual scene and virtual content are aligned correctly regarding perspective, scale and position, while being displayed for the user. The workshop will focus on the creation of an Augmented Reality scene and will be demonstrated through a live demo, which shows how to create your own AR scenarios. It will also explain the different tracking possibilities and how to choose the most appropriate one. The workshop will also answer questions about tracking, contents and how to optimize the tracking.
Thomas Jouhanneau, Metaio; Paul Robert Davies, Boeing
11:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Workshop: Location, Location, Location - Working with VR
1:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Digitalized Expertise: Acquiring and Transferring Workflow Knowledge Using Augmented Reality
Workflow knowledge comprises both explicit, verbalizable knowledge and implicit knowledge, which is acquired through practice. Learning a complex workflow therefore benefits from training with a permanent corrective. Augmented Reality manuals that display instructive step-by-step information directly into the user's field of view provide an intuitive and provably effective learning environment.
Nils Petersen, DFKI
2:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
LED Projection, Manufacturing Applications
Standard paper or electronic forms of work instructions have been used to standardize manual processes since the first days of manufacturing, and are still in wide use today in factories around the world. As augmented reality (AR) technology has continued to advance at a rapid pace, it is opening new doors to drive higher levels of quality, productivity, and training efficiency into worldwide manufacturing processes through its unique ability to place the right information, at the right place, and at the right time.
Paul Ryznar, OPS Solutions LLC
2:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Making the Business Case for AR/VR: Lessons Learned from Aerospace
Carl Byers, NGRAIN
3:30 p.m. Panel
Expert Panel Discussion: Head Mounted Display
A panel of 4-6 subject matter experts will be on hand to participate in a moderated discussion focused on the state of head mounted display technologies for augmented and virtual reality applications, and their implementation by end users in industrial use cases. The discussion will be centered on head mounted displays and what is possible in monocular, stereoscopic, and immersive platforms. Additional focus on what is accepted in the industry as value added for the end-user and what criteria to look for in selecting a headset will also be highlighted. The panel will also address technical barriers that currently exist in integration of headsets in production platforms, how technology is addressing the challenges in the field and how these are being overcome, leading to a discussion on the vision of where mounted headsets are maturing in the future. Audience participation is an integral part of the panel discussion, and questions/comments will be solicited by the moderator throughout.
Moderators - Lorrie J. Sivich, Boeing
Panelists -
Elizabeth S. Baron, Ford Motor Co.
Yuval Boger, Sensics
Kurt A. Chipperfield, John Deere Dubuque Works
Jeffrey Jacobsen, Kopin Corporation
Richard Moore, The Boeing Company