Why VR, AR & MR adoption is so crucial for smart manufacturing

Hyperconnected Metaverse is no more a science fiction. Our physical and virtual worlds have started converging in a fast-phase. This disruption is creating heaps of opportunities in the industrial landscape which we wouldn’t have thought of possible in the past. In this article, let’s explore the strong biological facts behind the success of these immersive technologies and why are they so crucial in training industrial workforces. Unrealized Facts The ultimate objective of any industry which is currently into digital-transformation is to create new business models which can Increase their productivity, safety & profitability. While most enterprises having a keen focus on ‘How to make their machines & processes smarter’ overlook the very serious fact that “only 20% of employees have the Skills needed for both their current roles and future career, according to Gartner, 2018”. In order to remain/improve the competitive edge, Training departments of factories has to adopt alternate training methodologies which can truly track the efficiency of the training with accurate. The Statistics Vs Strategic Challenges Statistics and case studies proves that most workers are practical learners, acquiring 70 percent of their skills and knowledge from experiential learning. But, in reality, learning every production processes and emergency scenarios of a factory only by experience will be a very long learning curve. To get the efficiency of a 20 years experienced operator, we need to wait for 20 years. So, the real challenge lies in effective reduction of the time to operator proficiency. This is where organizations have to make strategic decisions on non-conventional training models and corresponding investments. Part of their digital transformation roadmap, it’s vital to...