Virtual reality-based and augmented system for assistance in high voltage electrical maneuvers
FunderProgram: RETOS COLABORACION 2017
File number: RTC-2017-6550-3
The VARMAT project will develop new technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, assisted reality and RFID to generate a system that unequivocally identifies an installation and in turn offers the operator the possibility of visualizing the maneuver before carrying it out, providing technical assistance in various shapes:
Possibility of simulating the maneuver in advance in a VR simulator with two objectives: training for students and automatic learning of the system when it is being used by experts. This learning will allow the simulator to generate the necessary information to recognize the real environment in the AR tool.
Possibility of requesting information on procedures and instructions from the database, receiving information in audio and video.
Possibility of displaying contextualized maneuver information in the real image using augmented reality techniques.
Automatic detection of the steps performed by the operator to allow the procedure to continue or notify the operator that an incorrect maneuver has been performed.
Possibility of communicating with the control center (in cases where there is communication coverage in the facility).
The system will give confirmation to the operator that the device that is going to be acted on and the sequence to be performed are correct. In addition, it will record of the sequences followed through photographs and videos.
Ceit's role in the project
Ceit is participating in Varmat through its Vision and Robotics Group, which is expert in the development of activities in the fields of computer graphics, augmented reality, computer vision and one of the most internationally renowned groups. Ceit will lead work packages related to VR simulator and RA tool.