CIVS Develops Augmented Reality for AIST Digital Transformation

September 18, 2020

CIVS senior research scientist John (Jack) Moreland is the winner for the AIST Digital Transformation for Steel Manufacturing Grant for 2020-2021.  The project is to develop Augmented Reality (AR) Maintenance and Safety Simulator (ARMSS), in collaboration with managers, instructors, and safety personnel from Steel Dynamics and ArcelorMittal.

The ARMSS project will develop augmented reality applications useful for steel industry environments such as safety training to help personnel to better recognize and understand hazardous areas, or assist with complex lockout-tagout procedures to prevent serious injuries and fatalities. AR superimposes digital information such as 3d models, images, and text on top of the real world using either a see-through head mounted display, or mobile device such as tablet or smart phone.

The AIST Digital Transformation for Steel Manufacturing Grant was established to challenge university teams from engineering, scientific and mathematical departments at North American universities to submit proposals for grant funding in the theme area of digital technology within the steel industry, including machine learning, big data, simulation, augmented reality, cloud computing, additive manufacturing, system integration, autonomous robotics, industrial internet of things and cybersecurity, among other related technologies.