Industry 4.0 training system launched

According to Robotics Today, a new research project has been launched to develop a revolutionary Industry 4.0 training system for the automotive collision repair and service industry.

Tradiebot Industries and Deakin University will work together to explore the use of virtual and augmented reality technologies and how it can benefit the auto repair industry. The project is aimed at developing the industry’s first virtual/augmented reality training and service solution for the $7bn automotive repair industry.

The new technology redefines the way information, communication and training is delivered for existing repairers and those seeking a career in the industry.

The project is being developed using Deakin University’s CADET Virtual Reality Lab. It claims users can walk round, walk through, and even touch objects in the virtual world and test systems and products that are yet to be realised using virtual reality technologies.

Dr Ben Horan, director CADET VR Lab, Deakin University said, ‘Immersive reality, which encompasses VR and AR, provides a fantastic opportunity to help overcome some of the skills training challenges in sectors such as collision repair.’

‘Virtual Reality can provide access to training environments which are either difficult to access or don’t exist, and Augmented Reality can help provide digital assistance while performing a task.

‘We have worked with many industry partners and applications to help translate these technologies into competitive advantage.’