Computer graphics based virtual reality techniques offer powerful and very valuable task visualization aids for planning system set-up and system processes, for previewing system and device actions, and even for seeing some invisible things in a complex action or production environment. Virtual reality techniques connected to CAD data banks can also offer 3-D simulation based programming and control tools for computer-controlled devices and can provide real-time interactive operator interface to those devices. Virtual reality techniques can also be applied to quick product prototyping by high-fidelity product modeling.


Computer graphics Visualization Modeling operator interface computer programming and control. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Bejczy
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  1. 1.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS198-219California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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