Campus Units

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

7-21-2020

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems

Volume

27

Issue

3

First Page

303

Last Page

324

Research Focus Area(s)

​Operations Research, Ergonomics and Human Factors

DOI

10.1504/IJHVS.2020.108738

Abstract

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.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Kieu, Don, Greg R. Luecke, Stephen Gilbert, Timothy Hunt, Brian Gilmore, Chase Meusel, and Norene Kelly. "Listening to the voice of the customer using an immersive combine simulator: innovative techniques for product development." International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems 27, no. 3 (2020): 303-324. DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2020.108738. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Inderscience Publishers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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