CONTEST CATEGORY: MACHINERY/AUTOMATION/ROBOTICS
CONTEST ENTRY: Augmented Reality to Control Machines - The BROWZ*A/R (Mechan*IZ)
ENTRY SLOGAN: “The KEY to What You SEE”
Electronic machines can provide status and control through various I/O Signals:
(M2H: machine-2-human / M2M: machine-2-machine)
1) M2H: machine-generated audio signal STATUS (beeps and recordings)
2) M2H: machine-generated light signal STATUS (servers, storage, routers, switches)
3) M2H: machine-generated dashboard STATUS/CONTROL (mobile devices, vehicles, etc)
4) M2M: machine-generated protocol STATUS/CONTROL (RIP, OSPF, BGP, HTTP, 802.11)
However, these I/O signal formats are not intended for BOTH human and machine communication.
Addis Systems proudly introduces The Browz*A/R (MECHAN*IZ EDITION). The Browz*A/R uses augmented-reality to see and send electronic signals between machines, diagnostic devices and robots.
Augmented-Reality for machine-to-HUMAN communication (M2H);
Augmented-Reality for machine-to-MACHINE communication (M2M);
Augmented-Reality for WorkZone and Public SAFETY Standards (OSHA, UN, etc);
MECHAN*IZ is an Augmented-Reality (A/R) Engine for Android and Apple devices that can detect images in milliseconds, and download certified data from the Cloud onto mobile devices in seconds. State-of-the-Art imaging software allows employees to scan without costly hardware or language translation software.
MECHAN*IZ turns any mobile tablet or smart-phone into a portable scanner and controller
1) DISPLAYS data from equipment and millions of workzone or product safety signs, labels and tags
2) CONTROLS diagnostic or lab devices with custom display, camera and APP (or other feedback link)
CONTROL-SCAN: MECHAN*IZ turns tablets and smart-phones into scanning devices that can see-icons displayed on electronic devices or equipment (STATUS), and send-icons to similar devices (CONTROL). STATUS is sent to mobile devices using small custom display panels mounted on electronic equipment. CONTROL requires cameras mounted on devices, separate out-of-bounds data link like bluetooth, NFC or WiFi.
SAFETY-SCAN: MECHAN*IZ can prevent personal-injury and business-fines with standard (OSHA/UN certified) signs, warnings and documents that are enhanced with augmented-reality. Employees can POST real and virtual safety signs throughout the workzone. Employees and visitors can READ real and virtual safety signs throughout the workzone and learn product details or hazards anywhere, anytime, in any language.
MECHAN*IZ has 3 easy-to-use A/R features in a single APP: 1) Public Mode, 2) Private Mode, 3) Control Mode. Public-Mode grants access to millions of images like SAFETY signs stored in the PUBLIC Cloud. Private Mode grants dual access to company-wide images stored in Enterprise Clouds, and user-defined images stored on mobile devices. Control Mode sends signals back to devices using display panels or other 2nd channel link.
Introducing MECHAN-IZ: An Augmented-Reality solution for M2H/M2M status and control of machines, diagnostic devices and robots.
current and planned ImageZones for MECHAN*IZ:
standard-IZ [WORKZONE SAFETY] ----> available in most BrowZAR Editions
computer-IZ [M2M-ZONE DIALOG]
util-IZ [TEK-TOOL DIALOG]
vital-IZ [TEK-SCAN DIALOG]
Custom-IZ [USER-DEFINED TAGS] ----> available in all BrowZAR Editions
Prototype & Product Status: Mechan*IZ recognizes Safety and Zone images on 1 mobile device, and also UDT images.
Mechan*IZ cannot (yet) communicate between 2 mobile devices or electronic devices using A/R. Outside funding would help complete the 2-device communication objective.