The Role of Augmented Reality in the Age of Industry 4.0

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


Augmented Reality (AR) has increased its popularity in both industry and academia since its introduction two decades ago. The AR has carried the way of accessing and manipulating the information to another level by enhancing perception of the real world with virtual information. In this chapter, the basic technical components of AR are introduced as well as its practical uses in the industry especially in manufacturing, maintenance, assembly, training and collaborative operations. After describing the underlying hardware and software systems establishing AR, recent applications of AR in the industry are reviewed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Department of Computer EngineeringIstanbul Technical UniversityMaslak, IstanbulTurkey

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