Methodology to create virtual reality assisted training courses within the Industry 4.0 vision

Date: 01.08.2021

Multimedia Tools and Applications


Abstract

Industry 4.0 paradigm has introduced a set of technological advances into the productive means. However, the training of the operators is somehow neglected. An operator without the necessary skills will take risks or will provoke problems that might appear at any point of the productive process. Therefore, training the operators is required to acquire the necessary skills to interact with the machines in the most productive and safest way possible. Virtual Reality (VR) is a good option to train people. However, the development of a VR system is usually expensive and slow due to the 3D design process and the creation and edition of VR training sessions. This paper presents a methodology to develop VR tutorials and training courses for professional preparation in industrial jobs, providing usable virtual tools to solve the following problems: i) how to create of the virtual model of workstations by its 3D reconstruction, ii) how to apply the expected behavior to the 3D models, and iii) how to prepare online tutorials and train workers in the virtual environment.

BIB_text

@Article {
title = {Methodology to create virtual reality assisted training courses within the Industry 4.0 vision},
journal = {Multimedia Tools and Applications},
pages = {29699-29717},
volume = {80},
keywds = {
eLearning, Virtual reality, Training, Industry 4.0, 3D reconstruction
}
abstract = {

Industry 4.0 paradigm has introduced a set of technological advances into the productive means. However, the training of the operators is somehow neglected. An operator without the necessary skills will take risks or will provoke problems that might appear at any point of the productive process. Therefore, training the operators is required to acquire the necessary skills to interact with the machines in the most productive and safest way possible. Virtual Reality (VR) is a good option to train people. However, the development of a VR system is usually expensive and slow due to the 3D design process and the creation and edition of VR training sessions. This paper presents a methodology to develop VR tutorials and training courses for professional preparation in industrial jobs, providing usable virtual tools to solve the following problems: i) how to create of the virtual model of workstations by its 3D reconstruction, ii) how to apply the expected behavior to the 3D models, and iii) how to prepare online tutorials and train workers in the virtual environment.


}
doi = {10.1007/s11042-021-11195-2},
date = {2021-08-01},
}
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