Over the next twenty years, the aerospace company aims to manufacture 20,000 aircraft, a challenge that has the latest technology of mixed reality and future.

Airbus you are planning the construction of aircraft for the next two decades, for what will use holographic technology of Microsoft, or mixed reality, in order to achieve the ambitious goal of making 20,000 aircraft.

Thus Jean-Brice Dumont, designates it vp. Airbus Engineering Executive: "the challenge in the coming years is to build more planes in less time, and so we need that our workers are much better equipped and more effective in their tasks. To meet this challenge, our intention is to use intensely mixed reality and we have chosen Microsoft as a technology partner."

Una de las múltiples ventajas del uso de la tecnología de realidad mixta de Microsoft es, por ejemplo, la ayuda que presta a los trabajadores de producción de Airbus para acceder a información e instrucciones de fabricación mientras tienen las manos ocupadas. Además de facilitar la formación sin necesidad de invertir en equipos caros o, incluso, sin requerir que el aprendiz tenga que desplazarse al lugar donde se encuentra el equipo.

Airbus has identified more than 300 use cases in which the mixed reality can help them in this performance, since it has been knowing its possibilities for several years, and from four through Microsoft.

Currently, this collaboration continues to evolve with the new functionalities incorporated in HoloLens2, as well as applications and services of mixed reality of Microsoft and its partners.

The second generation of HoloLens is the result of the advances of Microsoft in the design of hardware, artificial intelligence and development of mixed reality, which goes beyond the screens in two dimensions and comes in a three-dimensional environment in which people they interact with holograms in the physical space.

So they contain a sensor that enables tracking of the gaze and interaction with holograms of still more naturally. On the one hand, this sensor detects when a user's eyes pose at a particular place and produce digital data relevant, and, on the other hand, captures the AutoScroll to the user reads.

In addition, login through the recognition of iris allows multiple users to share the device in a faster and safer way. Proof of this is that Airbus has achieved impressive results in its trials and deployments of training, design and manufacture technology of mixed reality of Microsoft.

"The level of human error is reduced significantly with reality mixtay, aerospace technology, implies the increase of the quality safety, and needless to say what it means," says Dumont.

Mixed reality enables aerospace learners learn in a virtual immersive environment without being in an aircraft or use real physical parts.

This 3D environment offers features that traditional training does not have, like the ability to see elements in three dimensions from any angle.

HoloLens helps Airbus designers to virtually evaluate your designs and verify if they are ready for the production phase. Mixed reality substantially accelerates this process and decreases the time that is invested for this purpose, normally 80%.

Digital information, such as instructions or diagrams, can be superimposed on a real piece of machinery, which helps in complex tasks or difficult to access. This type of solution has enabled Airbus reduce manufacturing in a third time, at the same time improving the quality.

Barbara Bergmeier, responsible for operations of Defense & Space Airbus, added that "having the right information, at the right time and can have the hands free not only increases quality, but also security, and this is what we seek." Quality without taking into account the welfare of our workers is not possible".

Airbus is not only developing solutions for their employees, but also for its customers, using them and why market with Microsoft this type of developments about HoloLens 2, that have been known just a few days, during the recent celebration of the Paris air show.

In particular, the first joint solution is a mixed reality training program, presented for the first time with Japan Airlines)JAL), which helps operators of maintenance and cabin crew to learn in a holographic 3D environment and access instructions and information, without using their hands, while they are working.

In addition, Airbus will launch a collaborative maps solution so that professionals in the sectors of Defense and aerospace to virtually connect, share spatial data more quickly and interact with virtual environments complejospara plan and prepare before missions.

"HoloLens 2 was designed by customer and customer - says Alex Kipman, technical member of the cloud team and Microsoft AI-. Airbus has been a strategic partner in the development of solutions of mixed reality for the industrial environment and we have learned a lot from them. We are pleased to continue and expand our partnership agreement."


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By • 25 Jun, 2019
• Section: Thoroughly, Study cases, Training, Business, Augmented reality