Title

Holographic Telepresence and Collaborative Learning Platforms: The Future Reality of Aviation Education

Presenter Email

lori.brown@wmich.edu

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Start Date

3-2-2020 9:30 AM

End Date

3-2-2020 10:45 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality in Aviation Training

Keywords

aviation training, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, digital computing, mixed reality

Abstract

Mixed reality (MR) and telepresence technologies present a new paradigm of augmented reality, where for the first time we have the ability to take the analog world and superimpose digital 3D training artifacts in collaborative platforms that not only let you interact with colleagues and students as avatars and also manipulate virtual objects in 3D space. Digital computing headsets such as Microsoft HoloLens are intuitive and offer a natural means of interaction with no computer, wire or touch-screen and offer opportunities for holographic telepresence for collaboration from anywhere in the world. With new collaborative platforms like ‘Spatial’, we are moving from the era of personal computing to spatial computing, which can be used in global education where educators and students can share their space and ideas from anywhere. This approach is enhanced with the new generation artificial intelligent and has several practical advantages to overlay holographic elements onto real-world environments which makes holographic micro-simulations particularly suited to global flight training. MR allows you to see, listen, and talk to others while everyone involved sees the same holograms simultaneously which makes holographic computing a powerful tool to enhance training and collaborative microsimulations with embedded artificial intelligence for the future adaptive syllabus.

Presenter Biography

Lori Brown is an Associate Professor and Researcher at Western Michigan University, College of Aviation, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and previously the ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals Outreach Program Chair. Her transformational research includes the use of augmented reality in technical driven occupations and is currently a researcher for the FAA PEGASAS Center of Excellence dedicated to helping the FAA revolutionize technical training. Her work has been featured internationally at many international conferences, books, and journal publications. She is an Airline Transport Pilot and has trained Ab-initio cadet pilots for British Airways, KLM, and UAE, as well as pilots for national and international government agencies. She evaluates military aviation training and occupations for the American Council on Education (ACE). Her dedication and passion for transforming aviation training earned her the WMU Innovative Teaching Award.

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Holographic Telepresence and Collaborative Learning Platforms: The Future Reality of Aviation Education

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Mixed reality (MR) and telepresence technologies present a new paradigm of augmented reality, where for the first time we have the ability to take the analog world and superimpose digital 3D training artifacts in collaborative platforms that not only let you interact with colleagues and students as avatars and also manipulate virtual objects in 3D space. Digital computing headsets such as Microsoft HoloLens are intuitive and offer a natural means of interaction with no computer, wire or touch-screen and offer opportunities for holographic telepresence for collaboration from anywhere in the world. With new collaborative platforms like ‘Spatial’, we are moving from the era of personal computing to spatial computing, which can be used in global education where educators and students can share their space and ideas from anywhere. This approach is enhanced with the new generation artificial intelligent and has several practical advantages to overlay holographic elements onto real-world environments which makes holographic micro-simulations particularly suited to global flight training. MR allows you to see, listen, and talk to others while everyone involved sees the same holograms simultaneously which makes holographic computing a powerful tool to enhance training and collaborative microsimulations with embedded artificial intelligence for the future adaptive syllabus.