In partnership with Physik Instrumente (PI) – worldwide leader in the manufacturing of nanopositioning products – the project aimed at investigating the typical industrial applications of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR), and at identifying the most relevant one for PI, to be implemented in a functional demonstrator. Such prototype was expected to address PI’s general requirements of reducing the delivery time, improving the efficiency of its processes and being scalable to its many international branches.
Once understood that the most promising application for PI could pertain the AR-based optimization of its assembly procedure – since it was highly manual and hence prone to human error – the team ideated, developed and tested an AR-based assembly assistant called “PILOT”. Drawing on ‘poka-yoke’ (i.e. mistake-proofing) and ‘user-centred-design’ as main drivers of innovation, PILOT allows for a continuous but non-invasive check on the assembly status and progress.
PRINCIPAL ACADEMIC TUTOR
Fabrizio Lamberti Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
OTHER ACADEMIC TUTOR
Monica Bordegoni, Departement of Mechanics, Politecnico di Milano
School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI)
Massimo Pescarollo, SEI
Carola Botto, Physics of Complex Systems, Politecnico di Torino
Daniele Cappuccio, Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Valentina Demarchi, Product-Service System Design, Politecnico di Milano
Giada Morat, Mathematical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Paolo Ricci, Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Alessandra Saturnino, Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano