Multiplayer VR Maintenance
VR is of great interest to the military due to its decreased cost, increased capability to provide training without access to actual parts, and immersive experiences.
Real-world maintenance routines commonly require multiple people to perform tasks at the same time, so multiplayer capabilities for training can be very beneficial.
Students were tasked to create a multiplayer VR experience to decrease costs and allow multiple people to train without being in the same geographical location.
The project was required to allow users to train without physical access to the object the maintenance is being performed on.
Students designed a multiplayer VR experience using Unreal Engine 4 and the Oculus Rift S.
Sketchup and Blender were also utilized for designing and updating maintenance object models.
The project concluded with the construction of a multiplayer virtual reality maintenance simulation for arbitrary objects.
The multiplayer experience allowed for users to interact with each other without being in the same geographic location.
New maintenance objects and routines could easily be added into the maintenance simulation.
Multiplayer for training is excellent as it can be used in the classroom to link up students and teachers.
It also helps outside of the classroom as users going through the training also may not be in the same physical location.