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Supporting the Assembly Process by Leveraging Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing, and Mobile Devices
International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning (2012)
  • Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez, Arizona State University
  • Quincy Conley, Arizona State University
  • Maria-Elena Chavez-Echeagaray, Arizona State University
  • Robert K. Atkinson, Arizona State University
Abstract
The assembly process is often very complex and involved, collecting and managing a significant number of parts in an intricate manner. Because the quality of a product is in large part impacted by the assembly process, intuitive and carefully scaffolded guidelines can make a difference in how fast and how accurate an assembler can complete the assembly process. To this end, the authors propose an innovative system that leverages three current and emerging technologies; augmented reality (AR), cloud computing, and mobile devices, to create an Augmented Reality Product Assembly (ARPA) system. This paper describes the total framework for creating the ARPA system. They also discuss how the system leverages augmented reality visualizations for repurposing user-generated guidelines by incorporating cloud-based computing. Although the authors situate ARPA's use in an industrial setting, it is domain-independent and able to support a wide range of practical and educational applications.
Keywords
  • assembly process,
  • augmented reality,
  • cloud computing,
  • eyewear,
  • mobile learning,
  • object tracking
Publication Date
July, 2012
DOI
10.4018/ijcbpl.2012070107
Citation Information
Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez, Quincy Conley, Maria-Elena Chavez-Echeagaray and Robert K. Atkinson. "Supporting the Assembly Process by Leveraging Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing, and Mobile Devices" International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning Vol. 2 Iss. 3 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/quincy_conley/1/