Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology have added AR, VR, and AI as a part of their toolkit for manufacturing training. The addition of these new technologies is assumed to enhance the training platform outfitting it to address the skilled labor issues, which are of enormous importance for the growth and development of manufacturing training.
The use of augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence have been shown to improve training strategies, thereby creating a learning ground where the beginner trainees can receive a deep base on crucial manufacturing skills. Smart and innovative technology solutions can prove to be of exceptional help in preserving the knowledge wealth of experienced machinists and engineers.
VR headsets will help the workers learn through an immersive and interactive experience, ensuring their safety as well. Trainees will get operational and practical information on how the manufacturing systems work through virtual training methods. The VR system will help the workers to get a first-hand experience about the actions and practices through simulating the actual work environment.
“Augmented or virtual reality might be new to people, and for some, it is hard to understand what their experience could be. Most people, when they are doing training, are reading material or watching Youtube. Our platform will not be like that.” – Yunbo Zhang, Assistant Professor, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, RIT.
These training programs are different from the conventional methods, which largely depended on experience. In contrast, the new training platform will be created to address the problematic issues associated with workforce management. It will also assure that the training will shape operators with mastery in their work field since the program will imitate the real-work environment as close to reality as possible.
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