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Answers to questions
facing today's reliability
& maintenance
professionals

department | on the floor
TRAINING INSTITUTE

For augmented reality
to make a difference,
we need to develop
"plant-floor friendly
and affordable"
applications that
enable and enhance
effective and safe
reliability and maintenance functions.

Augmented Reality is
In Your Future

Dr. Klaus M. Blache
Univ. of Tennessee Reliability
and Maintainability Center
(RMC)

Q
A

What can we expect from augmented reality in maintenance?

The future is about connectivity
between people and machines and
machines to machines (M2M). As companies move toward Industry 4.0, there will
be more application such as prescriptive
maintenance (applying advanced analytics
to assets to better determine when maintenance will be required and automatically generating the required work order),
augmented reality (where real-world images
are enhanced by computer technology that
overlays digital information), and machine
learning/artificial intelligence (systems
identifying and learning from data patterns
from data to improve decision making).
Machine learning is a type of artificial

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intelligence that is self-learning and enabled
by algorithms. Artificial intelligence is
much broader in scope and attempts to
emulate human thinking.
For more than 20 years, we've watched
the first-down line (TV football) that moves
up and down the field as an offensive drive
progresses. That's an early example of an
augmented-reality (AR) application. About
the same time (1998), NASA used AR for
spacecraft navigation. There were some
earlier industrial and gaming applications,
but it was the 2016 Pokemon Go game craze
that put AR in the public spotlight.
An April 2019 Gartner Inc. forecast
stated that, "by 2020, 100-million consumers will shop in AR online and in store."
(https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/
press-releases/2019-04-01). AR technology

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