, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 211–223 | Cite as

Multi-interfaces approach to situated knowledge management for complex instruments: first step toward industrial deployment

  • Loic MerckelEmail author
  • Toyoaki Nishida
Open Forum


This paper presents an approach to managing knowledge specific to a particular location for complex instruments. The goal is to improve the knowledge communication between experts and end-users of scientific instruments. We propose a computational framework that integrates augmented reality and augmented virtuality as interface for manipulating knowledge. The augmented virtuality-based interface can be produced and distributed without extra costs. It allows knowledge dissemination at a larger scale. The prominent feature of our model is that the knowledge representation is independent from those interfaces. A preliminary version of our framework has been implemented and deployed in customers’ environments.


Situated knowledge Mixed reality Augmented reality Augmented virtuality Texture registration Scientific instruments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of InformaticsKyoto UniversityYoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Scientific Systems R&DHORIBA LtdKyotoJapan

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