Work in Progress: Towards an Immersive Robotics Training for the Future of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Workforce Conference

cited authors

  • Bogosian, B; Bobadilla, L; Alonso, M; Elias, A; Perez, G; Alhaffar, H; Vassigh, S


  • Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Information Technology, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), and Robotic Automation is transforming jobs in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. However, it is also expected that these technologies will lead to job displacement, alter skill profiles for existing jobs, and change how people work. Therefore, preparing the workforce for an economy defined by these technologies is imperative. This ongoing research focuses on developing an immersive learning training curriculum to prepare the future workforce of the building industry. In this paper we are demonstrating a prototype of a mobile AR application to deliver lessons for training in robotic automation for construction industry workers. The application allows a user to interact with a virtual robot manipulator to learn its basic operations. The goal is to evaluate the effectiveness of the AR application by gauging participants' performance using pre and post surveys.

publication date

  • March 1, 2020

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