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Within the RWTH use case the A4BLUE solution will be applied to enhance the assembly of electric vehicle prototypes. During complex operations like the assembly of the safety critical brake pedal and the rear light, the worker will be assisted with augmented reality for on-the-job-guidance.

This will be designed to improve the quality of work, reduce the training time needed for new employees, and achieve a high level of usability as this is essential for worker acceptance of the AR-solution.

 

Watch the video of our first use case scenario! For the Airbus scenario, A4BLUE will provide a fully traceable quality process improvement for a specific set of assembly personnel including operators, quality supervisors, manufacturing engineers, and process planners. This will be done by introducing a new intelligent system for bolt tightening in hydraulic assembly, involving a Smart Torque Wrench (jointly developed between Airbus and SamOutillage) connected with an Augmented Reality Device (Hololens). Watch the video here:

A4BLUE_cover_portfolioPartners are working hard to develop new adaptive workplaces that respond to workers’ profiles and to the changing manufacturing environment. Therefore, The A4BLUE innovations will allow safe human-machine interaction while ensuring efficient execution of tasks. Furthermore, workers will benefit from personalized assistance which will support them to perform manufacturing tasks and training activities through virtual/augmented reality and collaborative knowledge sharing platforms.

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A picture from the work in progress workshop hosted by AIRBUS. From left to right: Simon Rincé, Xavier Laville, Jacques Rebourcier, Giuseppe Donvito, Laure Parigot, Théodore Puntous, Jean-Christophe Giscloux, Maxime Lorimier, Alain Prometti, Morgan Le-Gac

A picture from the work in progress workshop hosted by AIRBUS.
From left to right: Simon Rincé, Xavier Laville, Jacques Rebourcier, Giuseppe Donvito, Laure Parigot, Théodore Puntous, Jean-Christophe Giscloux, Maxime Lorimier, Alain Prometti, Morgan Le-Gac

In partnership with ILLOGIC and SamOutillage, AIRBUS leads one of the use case scenario of A4BLUE project.

This workshop was dedicated to prepare the Alpha demonstration that will be held in Brussels mid of May for the European Commission. First stone of an amazing project that works on adaptive automation for blue collars introducing technologies like robots, augmented reality, smart tools…First pieces of the puzzle were able to be reached and are presented hereafter.Some others are progressing like for example, the targeted architecture of the scenarios.

The first step reached some weeks ago is the manufacturing of the physical mock-up included real hydraulic flexible and rigid pipes, bolts

Physical Mock-Up manufactured by Alain Prometti A380 trainer from Airbus

Physical Mock-Up manufactured by Alain Prometti A380 trainer from Airbus

This first step was directly followed by the design of the 3D model using Blender to provide 3D digital mockup to Illogic to implemented Augmented Reality stuff.

3D Model designed with Blender by Xavier Laville VR/AR experts from Airbus

3D Model designed with Blender by Xavier Laville VR/AR experts from Airbus

These two first steps were reached just before this two-day meeting. During this two-day meeting, a first demo of the capability of the Augmented Reality on our physical mockup was proposed by Giuseppe DonVito from Illogic.

After a calibration of the physical and virtual mock-ups done by marker,

Mock-up and marker to calibrate the Hololens

Mock-up and marker to calibrate the Hololens

the proposed scenarios is to target a bolt by setting a 3-axis display item on this bolt and by a simple finger gesture recognized by the Hololens to untighten and/or tighten the selected bolt

Animation proposed and implemented by Giuseppe Donvito from Illogic on Hololens

Animation proposed and implemented by Giuseppe Donvito from Illogic on Hololens

A parallel execution of the double tightening with the DynaSam 4.0 has been tested by Morgan Le-Gac with the support of Maxime Lorimier and Théodore Puntous from SamOutillage

Double tightening realized by Morgan-Le Gac from Airbus with SamOutillage DynaSam 4.0 torque wrench

Double tightening realized by Morgan-Le Gac from Airbus with SamOutillage DynaSam 4.0 torque wrench

A third parallel session done by the architects and SamOutillage worked on the architecture proposal to assemble these pieces of the puzzle under A4BLUE Framework.

A4BLUE Airbus scenario target Architecture

A4BLUE Airbus scenario target Architecture

This session was very rich in questioning-answering in a constructive fashioned behavior, helping all actors to understand better the scenario and to participate actively to the success of these two-day by reaching intermediate targets presented above.

We are only hoping to continue this momentum.

Laure Parigot

From 28 February to 2 March 2018, the A4BLUE partners met for the 5th project meeting and the 1st exploitation workshop in Eibar (Spain)

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The second of the planned visits to each of the use case scenarios has taken place at CESA (Compañía Española de Sistemas Aeronáuticos) on the 25th of January 2017. Representatives of almost every member of the consortium visited CESA facilities in Madrid in order to get a clear view of this industrial use case scenario. […] Read the whole article on a4blue.eu