Framework for Augmented Reality Based Collaborative Product Development


The aim of this paper is develop a framework for a system for collaborative product development using Internet and augmented reality technology. The system allows fruitful interaction between experts at geographically dispersed locations through a flexible environment for sharing of information which could be in the form of live video, computer-aided design, audio, textual or conceptual. This system will provide a new paradigm for flexible interaction between the vendors and/or the domain experts at different stages of the product development cycle in order to reduce turn-around time. Also the system can be used in the classroom as a demonstration tool or in distance learning environment to introduce the concept of distributed collaborative engineering to students.

Meeting Name

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Computer Supported Cooperative Work; Concurrent Engineering; Electronic Data Interchange; Flexible Manufacturing Systems; Groupware; Internet; Life Cycle; Product Design; Product Development; Rapid Prototyping; Turnaround Time

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Article - Conference proceedings

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© 1999 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 1999

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