Augmented reality

Augmented reality 2018-12-28T17:31:23+00:00

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Abstract

Started as a means for infotainment, augmented reality is gaining a lot of interest as a powerful means to let users easily interact with advanced and complex automatic and robotic systems. Basically, it consists in augmenting the real world scene by virtual elements: thus, the user maintains a sense of presence in real world, while having access to a great variety of additional information about the surrounding elements. However, to be easily accessible, such amount of information has to be presented properly to the user, in order to not generate confusion and overload her/his cognitive and sensing capabilities.

We are studying the use of augmented reality as a tool for assisting non expert users in the interaction with complex automatic machines, providing them with step by step guidance, for example, in long maintenance or assembly procedures. In this scenario, the users wears the smartglasses, which recognize the scene the user is looking at and the activity she/he is performing and guide her/him showing, for example, how two pieces need to be coupled, or what object needs to be manipulated first. Specifically, care needs to be paid with respect to providing the user with the correct amount of information and presenting such information properly.

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VALERIA VILLANI
VALERIA VILLANIAssistant Professor
valeria.villani@unimore.it
Tel.: +39 0522 52 3533

Valeria Villani is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (DISMI) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia since 2017…

LORENZO SABATTINI
LORENZO SABATTINIAssociate Professor
lorenzo.sabattini@unimore.it
Tel.: +39 052252 3528/2666

My main research interests are in the field of multi-robot systems and decentralized control. In particular, I’m working on coordination of multi-robot systems, decentralized…

CRISTIAN SECCHI
CRISTIAN SECCHIAssociate Professor
cristian.secchi@unimore.it
Tel.: +39 0522 522235

Cristian Secchi was born on February 4th, 1975. He graduated in computer science engineering, with majors in robotics and automation, at the University of Bologna (I) on July…

CESARE FANTUZZI
CESARE FANTUZZIFull Professor
cesare.fantuzzi@unimore.it
Phone: +39 0522 522 213

Cesare has over 25 years of experience in the area of industrial automation and robotics, with a solid scientific background certified by over 200 publications in leading …

FEDERICA FERRAGUTI
FEDERICA FERRAGUTIAssistant Professor
federica.ferraguti@unimore.it
Tel.: +39 0522 523531

Federica Ferraguti is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. She received…

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