Future Manufacturing UIs for Telerobotic Assembly

This project investigates the design of experimental virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) user interfaces that support users in specifying high-level task goals for realization by a remote robotic assembly line. These user interfaces are intended to allow future workers to control from home industrial robots on an assembly line without having to understand the low-level details of how the robots operate. To accomplish this, the user will wear a VR or AR headset and interact with a virtual representation of the factory environment, specifying the key steps in the assembly process by directly editing object positions and orientations to describe the desired goal states. This project will explore a range of different user interface designs, comparing combinations of different interaction and visualization techniques for performing tasks.

Lab: Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab

Direct Supervisor: Steve Feiner

Hours per Week: 20

Number of positions: 3

Position type: On site

Position is paid and available for credit

Qualifications: Unity 3D, AR, and VR

Eligibility: Senior, Master's

SEAS students only: Yes

Prof. Steve Feiner <[email protected]>