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Distributed VR-based simulation for manufacturing

By Li Jin, Ilias A. Oraifige, Frank R. Hall and Paul M. Lister

Abstract

VR-based simulation has been applied to a wide range of\ud industrial applications. The rapid development of\ud networking and Internetworked 3D graphics techniques\ud has already begun to foster the distributed VR-based\ud simulation system. The WWW as the delivery\ud mechanism has made the VR-based simulator widely\ud available and affordable. In this paper, we propose a\ud cost-effective approach to create distributed VR-based\ud simulation systems for manufacturing applications.\ud Using this approach, three VRML manufacturing\ud simulators machining, process flow, factory layout, are\ud described in detail. The current challenges of a\ud distributed VR-based simulator are also discussed

Topics: UOW3
Publisher: SCS-Europe
OAI identifier: oai:westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk:2149
Provided by: WestminsterResearch

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