MAESTRO - a tool for interactive assembly simulation in virtual environments

  • Roland Steffan
  • Torsten Kuhlen
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We introduce MAESTRO, a Virtual Reality based assembly simulation tool that comprises physically-based modeling, haptic feedback and artificial support mechanisms. The focus of this paper is on the developed support mechanisms and the evaluation of the system. The experimental results show that all three features – haptics, physics, and artificial support – considerably improve user performance and user acceptance during the completion of assembly tasks in a virtual environment.


Virtual Environment Target Position Force Feedback Virtual Object Haptic Feedback 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virtual Reality Center Aachen c/o Institute of Technical Computer ScienceAachen University of TechnologyGermany
  2. 2.Virtual Reality Center Aachen c/o Computing CenterAachen University of TechnologyGermany

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