Virtual Reality as a training tool in engineering education

Haslina Arshad, A. M S Hamouda, Napsiah Ismail, Riza Sulaiman

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Abstract

This paper presents a new desktop training tool in Flexible Manufacturing Cell (FMC) to demonstrate and address the concept of reconfigurability of Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS). It is a robot-centred desktop virtual system with three main elements consisting of a milling machine, a storage system and a six degrees of freedom articulated robot. Visual C++ and OpenGL are used for user interface, simulation and animation. During simulation, the elements of the FMC are re-configured by changing the position of the storage system through the configuration interface. This system can provide visualisation of the reconfiguration process of the FMC and a good training tool for students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-401
Number of pages13
JournalWorld Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
Volume5
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Cellular manufacturing
Engineering education
Virtual reality
Robots
Milling machines
Flexible manufacturing systems
Animation
User interfaces
Visualization
Students

Keywords

  • Engineering education
  • Flexible Manufacturing Cell
  • FMC
  • Training
  • Virtual Reality
  • VR

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Virtual Reality as a training tool in engineering education. / Arshad, Haslina; Hamouda, A. M S; Ismail, Napsiah; Sulaiman, Riza.

In: World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5, No. 3-4, 2008, p. 389-401.

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