ISR News Story
S.K. Gupta receives NSF award for context-dependent simplified models
Associate Professor S.K. Gupta (ME/ISR) has been awarded a three-year, $242,765 National Science Foundation collaborative research grant for "Automatic Generation of Context-Dependent Simplified Models to Support Interactive Virtual Assembly."
If successful, the results of this research will enable interactive virtual assembly with provable performance guarantee on low cost personal virtual environment, leading to a significant increase in the use of virtual assembly technology in design and training applications. The proposed work is expected to lead to: (1) reduction in training cost by eliminating one-on-one training, and reducing the use of physical prototypes, and (2) better assembly designs by ensuring ease-of-assembly. Efficient and effective training methods will lead to a more agile workforce that is capable of quickly adapting to the changing requirements of the manufacturing industry. In addition, the planned research and education integration activities and outreach activities will: (1) familiarize graduate, undergraduate, and high school students with the use of virtual assembly and model simplification technologies, and (2) increase awareness among industry about potential usage of virtual assembly on low cost personal virtual environments.
July 31, 2007