Fujitsu – Fujitsu Forum 2013 – Fujitsu’s “GP4 (Production line simulator)” and Canon’s “MR (Mixed Reality)” technology – Experience a virtual production line
One of the most interesting technologies we could try out at Fujitsu Forum 2013 was a device that can virtualize a production line and its process by combining Fujitsu’s “GP4 (Production line simulator)” and Canon’s “MR (Mixed Reality)” technology. MR is an advanced image technology made by Canon that fuses “reality” and “virtual”.
The person wearing the head mount display on his head is able to see a virtual production line of a CG video. When you reach your hands to the moving conveyer, you can grab parts and pull them closer. Even when you turn sideways, you can see things like people working next to you. Because it enables you to look not only at a front view but also any directions, we felt like we were really in the production line.
An advantage of adopt this technology before a real production line is built is that you can imagining the work or adjust distances between people or functions.