Intelligent Augmented Reality Training for Assembly and Maintenance (2012)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Thesis DisciplineComputer Science
Degree NameMaster of Science
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering
AuthorsWesterfield, Gilesshow all
Augmented Reality can visually convey abstract concepts and 3D spatial information in context with real-world objects, which makes it an ideal tool for training and educational purposes. This masters thesis investigates the use of Augmented Reality to assist with training for manual assembly and maintenance tasks. Improving on prior research, this approach combines Augmented Reality with a robust Intelligent Tutoring System to provide a more eﬀective learning experience. After developing a modular software framework, a prototype was created that teaches the user to assemble hardware components on a computer motherboard. A thorough evaluation of the prototype found that the new intelligent approach signiﬁcantly improves the learning outcome over traditional Augmented Reality training methods that do not employ Intelligent Tutoring Systems.