Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies can be leveraged by the manufacturing community
to improve operations in a wide variety of ways. Traditional applications included operator training
and design visualization. Recent applications include human and machine interactions. The advent
of low-cost solutions in these areas is expected to accelerate the rate of adoption of these
technologies in the manufacturing sector. This workshop will focus on recent development in the
area of augmented and virtual reality technologies and applications of these technologies in
advanced manufacturing applications.
Topics covered will include:
- Overview of AR/VR Technologies
- Overview of Modeling and Level of Detail Control
- Overview of Authoring Tools
- Industry Case Studies
- Software Demonstration
Jernej Barbic. Jernej is an Associate Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair at the Computer Science Department at USC. He is a Sloan Fellow and MIT “Top 35 Innovators in the World Under 35” winner. His research includes haptic rendering of complex 3D geometry in contact (such as mechanical components) with applications to virtual assembly and training.
James Cooper. James is an Innovation Advocate with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems where he serves to inspire, enable, and facilitate innovative thinking and idea development. He is a lifelong technology enthusiast and tinkerer and has been involved in promoting virtual and augmented reality technologies at Raytheon for the past four years.
Satyandra K. Gupta. SK is Smith International Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is the founding Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Southern California. He has published more than four hundred technical articles.
Rajesh Jha. Raj is the founder and CEO of SimInsights Inc., a VR/AR software company. Raj started his career at Altair, where he managed computer aided engineering software for automotive, aerospace and other sectors. He holds a BSME from IIT Varanasi, MSME from Ohio State University and an MBA from UCLA.