Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality Applications Center
Journal or Book Title
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems
Research Focus Area(s)
Operations Research, Ergonomics and Human Factors
This work describes a combine harvester simulator and virtual environment (VE). This interactive and realistic simulator is a novel and unique apparatus used for development and testing of human-machine systems during the design of agricultural vehicles and systems. The combine simulator and VE are being used to develop and evaluate new technologies and automated systems. The simulator provides an innovative testing platform in which to conduct active harvesting experiments that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to perform. The successes of two studies, 'auger spout aiming' and 'combine implement adjust' are described, including experimental results. The novel approach used with this simulator to acquire the voice of the customer can be generalised to the development of other products with a human interface, and applications in other domains are considered.
Kieu, Don; Luecke, Greg R.; Gilbert, Stephen; Hunt, Timothy; Gilmore, Brian; Meusel, Chase; and Kelly, Norene, "Listening to the voice of the customer using an immersive combine simulator: innovative techniques for product development" (2020). Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications. 242.