There is a growing interest in virtual reality (VR) as well as related realities, such as augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and the new “xR” in this week’s SME webinar stands for “extended reality.”
More info on the SME webinar: AR, VR, MR, xR in the Manufacturing World takes place this Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
This week, the TEAMM project is also hosting a two-day, in-person workshop on using virtual reality technology as a classroom tool. It will be hosted at Edmonds Community College on August 21 and 22 at Monroe Hall. The 2-day workshop is sponsored by Manufacturing Education Using Virtual Environment Resources (MANEUVER), an NSF project, and will be covering VR-based digital manufacturing (DM) instruction modules. You can read about last year’s workshop here: Virtual Reality Workshop For Digital Manufacturing Education. Photos in this post are from that workshop.
According to the SME webinar web page, “Industry 4.0” and “Smart Factories” initiatives have created expectations for implementation of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities (AR, VR, MR) with little explanation of the desired effect of employing the technology.
- When should we use augmented reality?
- Will AR achieve the same benefits as VR?
- What extended reality (xR) platform best addresses your engineering needs?
In this session, we will define these disparate technologies and work together to identify where they apply to your enterprise.
Eric Kam is the Marketing and Alliances Director, Manufacturing Business Channel with ESI-Group and will present the webinar.