Design of a Human Machine Interface for a Mobile Machine Using Simulation in Virtual Reality Environment

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Virtual reality environment can be the main tool of the processes of R&D of a mobile machine for developing and testing of HMIs. The objective of this article is to study the process of using a virtual reality environment with a real time simulator for developing a human machine interface. As a test case the process of developing a haptic interface for a mobile machine is discussed. The virtual reality environment was used in all the phases of the process and the results present a functional device that shows that virtual environments and simulators can be used for HMI design and testing of mobile working machines.
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Human Machine Interface (HMI); Machines; 3D; Virtual Reality (VR)

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