Are the next generation of harvester operators going to be in the cabs or will they be sitting in a shed or container off site playing remote-controlled harvesting games?
Either way, they could be using a special augmented reality headset that not only gives them a view of what they are harvesting, but it will also integrate information on the terrain and other useful data fed from the forest manager.
Scion’s Melissa Evans told the HarvestTECH 2019 conference in Rotorua that the augmented reality Hololens future harvest planning project she is working on in a case study with Matariki Forests will see a much more integrated approach.
The holographic headset uses sensors to interact with reality, combining holograms with the real world – essentially creating a mixed reality, which can be used for planning efficiencies, risk mitigation, enhanced communication and better decision making, according to Ms Evans...
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