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yardbellAI and Robotics

Nov 14, 2013 (4 years and 6 months ago)




and AI Software



Modeling Software


Computer modeling enables engineers to reduce
resource consumption by
predicting product performance under a variety

of operating conditions

Used to:

Save resources

Save time

Create special effects (Movie / Cinema)


3D(imensions) Design Programs


Simulation Software


The technique of representing the real world by a
computer program

Predict aspects of the behaviour of a system by
creating an approximate (computerised) model of it.


Aircraft flight simulators

Electronic circuit simulators


Weather Simulation / Prediction


and calculate




Crash Test Simulations

A computer simulation of
what experts say typically
happens to children in a
school bus accident; they
strike the seat in front of
them . . .


Some advantages of 3D design

Obtain a draft shape of a building from digital photographs.

Automatically generate dimensions of construction parts

Rotate, Zoom and Render any part in the Object

Plan from the very beginning without using a pencil or paper.

Create complex walls and structures with ease.

Interactive 3D control during the entire planning phase.

Automatic construction and reconstruction material tables.

Take a client to visit his house or building in real time.

Analyse the impact on the environment / countryside.

Expandable entourage libraries (material, construction parts)

Perform easy cost / quantity estimates of material needed


3D View



in real time


Other Advantages

Working with 2 monitors at the same time:

One for the 2D plan

One for the 3D view

Watch the 3D model change in real time as you change the design

in the plan


Simulation in Medicine

Parts of the soft tissue have been removed by the use of a "virtual scalpel". In the same
way parts of the bone have been dissected and moved. The detailed views of the cut
surfaces show how accurate the cut surfaces can be modeled and visualized with high


Virtual Reality



Computer simulations that use 3
D graphics and
devices such as the Data glove to allow the user to
interact with the simulation.

Users can enter and move about in this world and
interact with objects

Key Difference to Modeling and Simulation:

Allows the user to interact with the simulation

VR can use Network technology

VR might be used with special input / output
devices (Gloves / VR
helmet etc.)


VR Devices



VR in militairy


Virtual reality (prototype)


Virtual reality (trying the impossible)



practical example (website)


Advantages (VR/Models/Simulation)

Making computers accessible to a very wide range of users,
including those with special needs, and small children

Language independence of the user Interface (fits all languages if
graphics, icons and sounds are used)

Minimises costs and resources, the model can be changed often
and adjusted to different circumstances

Dangerous situations can be simulated, without putting people at

People (docters, pilots, military . . .) can be trained for specific


Problems arising:

Responsibility of the designer for accuracy of all parts of the
Virtual Environment.

Is it real? Is it fake? Is it just a game?

Ethical considerations involved in deciding when to use models or
simulations to ensure human safety.

Should we use virtual reality to fight wars?

Should we rely on expert systems making decisions

e.g. should
we get a mortgage yes/no, a job yes/no . . .