Comparing Effectiveness of Paper Based and Augmented Reality Instructions for Manual Assembly and Training Tasks

6 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2021

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Sri Sudha Vijay Keshav Kolla

Universite du Luxembourg

Andre Sanchez

Universite du Luxembourg

Peter Plapper

Universite du Luxembourg

Date Written: June 4, 2021

Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) systems have seen a rapid adaptation in both training and in virtual assembly instructions. AR systems assist the operator by enhancing user perception of reality, reducing the defects, and lead-time. However, there is a significant lack in the existing literature to compare AR systems and conventional work instructions. The aim of this research is to provide an empirical evidence of comparing task completion time, number of errors, workload index and system usability of AR and conventional paper-based work instructions. For this purpose, we designed an experiment where participants use paper based instructions and AR instructions to assemble a planetary gearbox. The task was assessed using NASA-TLX and System Usability Scale (SUS) tests, which allowed further analysis using descriptive statistics. Moreover, the qualitative interview at the end of the experiment gave more insights about participant’s overall experience.

Keywords: Augmented Reality, Digital instructions, Assistance systems, Head Mounted Devices, Hand Held Device, Smart glasses

Suggested Citation

Kolla, Sri Sudha Vijay Keshav and Sanchez, Andre and Plapper, Peter, Comparing Effectiveness of Paper Based and Augmented Reality Instructions for Manual Assembly and Training Tasks (June 4, 2021). Proceedings of the Conference on Learning Factories (CLF) 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3859970 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3859970

Sri Sudha Vijay Keshav Kolla (Contact Author)

Universite du Luxembourg ( email )

L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Andre Sanchez

Universite du Luxembourg ( email )

L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Peter Plapper

Universite du Luxembourg ( email )

L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

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