Collision avoidance in 3D immersion

PARIS, TOULOUSE, France -- Jun 30, 2009 -- TechViz and Kineo CAM present the optimal software solution of accessibility research for mounting and dismounting of complex systems both in immersive AND assisted mode. Its aim is to be able to analyze the mounting or dismounting of complex systems by immersing the end-user while bringing him with a series of assistance functionalities.

Can the power generator be mounted in (dismounted from) the engines room?

Until now, to answer this question during 3D design, there were two types of solutions: the first one based on software on desktop and the second one based on virtual reality environment. The most advanced solutions of the first type are able to propose automatic search capabilities for collision-free trajectory; Those of the second type are based on interactive systems of tracking. The first ones enable to quickly and easily find solutions and give little credit to the operator; The second ones on the contrary put the operator in the heart of the mockup and then often in the heart of difficulties with very little assistance.

TechViz and Kineo CAM propose to put the operator in the heart of its 3D mockup and to be able to interact with it being assisted in order to ease the search and validation of mounting or dismounting trajectories.

Virtual reality solutions are very much oriented on the free navigation within the mockup but they too often lack analysis helping tools during operator’s interactions – mockup : collision detection while in movement, analysis of obstacles distances in real time and even better, assistance to collision avoidance along the trajectory.

The technical solution proposed by the partners implement products already tested separately within the automotive and nuclear industries; indeed this is the offer TechViz XL associated to Kineo:

  • TechViz XL enables to display an existing 3D application on a frame wall, in stereo mode with tracking, to offer a complete collaborative work environment on immersive mode.
  • Kineo Path Planner enables to manage collisions in 3D environment with its highly performing collision detector KCD™ and to automatically search collision-free trajectories.

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About TechViz

TechViz offers the only solution on the market enabling to work on existing 3D applications for visualization systems in immersive, collaborative and network mode.

TechViz combines the power of last generation 3D graphic cards and a specific software to offer display systems and graphics with unmatched performances and functionalities. TechViz products lead the way to new functionalities of your existing applications.

Based in Paris – France, TechViz customers come from various markets: public labs, military research programs, energy or manufacturing industries, and other visualization technologies users. For more information:

About Kineo CAM

Kineo Computer Aided Motion “Kineo CAM” is the independent software developer of the worldwide leading technology for automatic motion and path planning, KineoWorks™.
Specialized in the development of advanced solutions, Kineo CAM provides business solutions to large companies and organizations in the United States, Europe and Japan.

The main market of Kineo CAM is Mechanical Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing. In this area, the large range of solutions, from stand-alone to fully integrated software, enables users to save money, shorten development time and increase quality in Product Design (validation of mechanical mounting/dismounting) and Process (simulation of operations in cluttered 3D environments).

Kineo CAM is the winner of the national contest of innovation from the Ministry of Research and Technology (2000), received the IEEE/IFR Innovation Award for Outstanding Achievements in Commercializing Innovative Robot and Automation technology (2005), winner of the 2007 Innovation ICT Prize from the European Commission and the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies & Engineering, and the regional Midi-Pyrénées Innovation and International award. Kineo CAM was awarded by Daratech, the title of emerging technology at the Daratech SUMMIT2006 with eight other innovative American companies.


Laurent Maniscalco
Kineo CAM
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