Augmented reality technology (AR) is supplementing real environment with digital content in real-time. It superimposes 2D or 3D objects on a real-world scenario by using displays and live video stream. Additionally, AR also allows users to interact with the physical environment through digital layers. Last year, AR has hit the market and an ever-growing number of corporate and industrial stakeholders has started to carve out their share in its massive application.
KiBu has been commissioned by T-Systems and Audi to demonstrate how the logistics of manufacturing can be revolutionized by using AR technology.
There are several component cabinets placed around the manufacturing rooms in factories. These cabinets are used by the workers in order to assemble the incoming parts on the manufacturing lines. Because of the complexity of these builds, finding the components by the instructions can become a difficult and slow task.
The application identifies, detects and finds the applicable set of components needed to build the selected part. When the user points the device camera towards the cabinet and the part, the app recognises both. It immediately highlights the drawers containing the components within the cabinet needed for the current assembly. Once the drawers are highlighted, the user can choose which components to add to the part under construction.
The currently showed prototype is capable of building three different vehicle parts, each represented by a card. The users can build these parts by tapping on the highlighted drawers.
Sponsors: T-Systems, Audi, KIBU
Music: Matthew Maklary