Multi-Reality Interfaces - Remote Monitoring and Maintenance in modular Factory Environments

Jochen Grün, Tobias Gerber, Thorsten Herfet

In: Jochen Grün , Tobias Gerber , Thorsten Herfet (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 14th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM 12). IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM-2012) May 23-25 Bucharest Romania IFAC 2012.


This paper deals with the approach of multi-reality interfaces in the context of e-maintenance in modular factory environments, specifically remote monitoring and maintenance scenarios. Through their rich visualization capabilities (stereoscopic video & 3D graphics) multi-reality interfaces offer a way to aggregate and structure the wide-spread variety of information from different sources that is required to analyze such complex scenarios. Additionally, they serve the purpose of making collaboration with on-site personal easier and more efficient in time and cost. Finally, the browser based implementation fits very well into the web based world that a modular factory environment represents and make the presented solution extremely adaptive to (non-)industrial HMI.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence