“We can see the potential of augmented and virtual reality in many applications both on farm and in manufacturing.
On farm, augmented reality will become vital as more autonomous vehicles evolve and provide a silent service. These services will only report in when there is a decision for the producer to make. Donning on a pair of glasses will immediately take the producer to the location of the autonomous vehicle and the situation at hand will be presented in panoramic view for the producer to make a decision.
In processing plants, with advancements of objective measurement systems, operational staff will be able to dissect livestock and sub-primals more accurately than with the naked eye.
With processing equipment becoming more and more sophisticated, and by default complicated, mixed reality will be used by operators to start and troubleshoot equipment. Maintenance staff will use the same technology to fast track troubleshooting and repairing sophisticated equipment.”
Sean Starling, General Manager – R&D and Innovation, MLA.