Dr Marco Sacco
CNR-STIIMA (Subsidiary of Lecco, Italy)
President of EuroVR - European Association of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
ABSTRACT. Interactive technologies such as Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to transform the ways in which people communicate, interact and share information on the internet and beyond.
This will directly impact a larger number of European industries ranging from manufacturing, data life cycle, healthcare, engineering, to education, entertainment, media and culture, enabling new business opportunities.
Manufacturing sector transformation (the so call Factory 4.0) requires the introduction of advanced tools for both the knowledge representation and simulation. For over 10 years, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have generated benefits in several sectors thanks to the potentialities offered by these visualization technologies able to provide an added value to the contents and data enrichment.
The challenge is to create tools and services which AR (VR) as advanced user interfaces will enable a better interaction for the users while improving manufacturing processes and personnel training.
Manufacturing companies, thanks to the reduction of cost and a widespread of devices, could now take advantage integrating AR technologies.
Some example developed at CNR-STIIMA will be presented.
Dr. Marco Sacco (male, born in 1968), Senior Researcher, head of CNR-STIIMA Lecco subsidiary, and head of division Enterprise Engineering and Virtual Applications (25 people). President of EuroVR (European Association of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality). His experiences are: VR/MR/AR applied to the life-cycle of the product/process/factory, discrete event and 3D simulation, Knowledge management and Semantic Web. He has been coordinator of European and National projects. He has more than 150 publications, including papers in academic journals and conference proceedings.